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SFA to host guest flute, harpsichord recital

February 15, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
Eva Amsler and Shalev Ad-El
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will host a guest flute and harpsichord recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, the concert will feature Eva Amsler, professor of flute at Florida State University, and Shalev Ad-El, music director of Israel's highest ranking chamber orchestra, Netania, Kibbutz chamber orchestra.

The program will feature works of Georg Philipp Telemann, Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and W.F. Bach. Dr. Christina Guenther, professor of flute at SFA, will join Amsler in performing W.F. Bach's Duo G Major for two flutes.

Professor of flute at Florida State University since 2001, Amsler spent 20 years of orchestral playing in Switzerland and serving on the faculty of the Vorarlberg State Conservatory of Music in Feldkirch, Austria. As a pioneer on authentic interpretation of Baroque music on modern flute and an advocate of new music, including for piccolo, alto and bass flute, she enjoys a worldwide career as a performer and teacher.

Ad-El was born in Israel and graduated from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. He frequents some of the world's most prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Suntury of Tokyo, Brugge festival, Bachfest of Leipzig and LG Centre of Seoul. Ad-El is a member of Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists Berlin, il Gardellino and The Dorian Consort.

Both artists will present master classes in addition to their concert, and Amsler will also teach a dynamic integration (body awareness) class.

The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music.

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 (888) 240-ARTS or visit http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/.