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SFA's Cole Series to feature guest flute, guitar recital

September 20, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
Julie Kim Walker and Alejandro Montiel
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a guest flute and guitar recital featuring Julee Kim Walker and Alejandro Montiel at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Walker, who is assistant professor of flute at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Montiel, who leads two full-time guitar studios at both Sam Houston State University and Lone Star College-Montgomery, will present their 2016 fall recital tour program, "Dance, Dance, Revolution."

"I am very excited to be hosting Julee Kim Walker and Alejandro Montiel," said Dr. Christina Guenther, professor of flute at SFA. "They are presenting a really exciting program of works for flute and guitar by masters ranging from Bach to Piazzolla, which I think will appeal to all audience members."

Among the program pieces are Partita in A Minor by J.S. Bach, Saudade No. 3 by Roland Dyens, Serenade, Op. 127 by Mauro Giuliani and other works by Astor Piazzolla and Jacques Ibert.

Walker is an active performer and pedagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex where she is director of the annual Texas Summer Flute Symposium held in Commerce. She performs regularly with the Sherman Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Lyric Stage (Irving), and has also performed with the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony and Shreveport Symphony orchestras. She has appeared as soloist with the American Wind Symphony, Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble and Banda Sinfônica de Cubatão?in Brazil. She is also a member of Metroplex Flutes and FlutAria! trio.

Described by Soundboard Magazine as a "flawless musician, filled to the brim with polished technique," guitarist Montiel enjoys a performing career that has taken him throughout the United States, Central America and Europe. He is also a sought-after chamber musician throughout Texas and has been featured on multiple recordings, including the Texas Guitar Quartet's critically acclaimed debut album "RED."

Walker will also present a flute master class earlier in the day from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Guenther will be involved in a guest artist exchange and will be traveling to Texas A&M-Commerce in October to present a concert and master class.

The concert is part of the 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/. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.