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Stone Fort Wind Quintet featured ensemble in Cole Series

October 25, 2013 - Robbie Goodrich
The SFA School of Music's Stone Fort Wind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series. Members include, from left, Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Christina Guenther, flute; Staci Spring, bassoon; Charles Gavin, horn; and John W. Goodall, oboe.
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present the Stone Fort Wind Quintet in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The concert will feature repertoire for the woodwind quintet as performed by the faculty artists/teachers of the SFA School of Music. Members are Christina Guenther, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Staci Spring, bassoon; and Charles Gavin, horn.

J.D. Salas, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA, will join the group as a guest soloist. Salas will be featured on Suite Concertante for Tuba and Wind Quintet, by composer Armand Russell.

The performance will also feature a rendition of "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev, arranged for wind quintet by Trevor Cramer.

"This is the ever-popular orchestral composition based on a Russian folk tale of a young lad who does not obey instructions, wanders into the woods and finds himself in an adventure with a cat, duck, bird and the scary wolf," Gavin explained. "Each instrument in the quintet has a musical representation of a character in the story."

Narration will be provided by SFA Assistant Professor of Acting/Directing Zach Hanks. He has appeared in such recognized television series as "Criminal Minds" and the "The Young and the Restless."

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.