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SFA music faculty Gavin to perform horn recital

January 14, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
Charles Gavin
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty member Charles Gavin will present a horn recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The selected compositions will feature the lyrical, singing qualities of the horn, according to Gavin, professor of horn and chamber music at SFA.

Performing with Gavin are colleagues Scott LaGraff, voice; John W. Goodall, oboe; and James Pitts, piano. LaGraff will join Gavin in a performance of a group of songs set to the poetry of Walt Whitman.

"These are composed by Dallas composer Simon Sargon," Gavin said. "He has previously composed music for horn, voice and piano, and I enjoyed performing those, so I was excited to learn of this new work."

None of Gavin's selections have been performed on the SFA campus, he said.

"All of the pieces are written by living composers and have not found their way into the 'standard' repertoire yet; I predict they soon will," he said. "All the pieces are quite tuneful and readily accessible to any audience."

Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.

The recital is part of the 2015-2016 Cole Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/.