Charles Gavin

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present music faculty member Charles Gavin in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

The program, "Journeys and Reflections," will include selected repertoire inspired by different places, locations or works of art, according to Gavin, professor of horn and chamber music in the SFA School of Music.

"With the exception of two pieces, the compositions are by American composers who interpret the different locations," Gavin said. Accompanying Gavin will be faculty member James Pitts, pianist.

Among the works to be performed is "Sherwood Legend" by Elizabeth Raum.

"Inspired by the Robin Hood legend, this takes the audience back to the silent movie days of Robin Hood," Gavin explained. "The music certainly takes on the life of a film score."

Also on the program is "Vermeer Portraits" by Dallas composer Simon Sargon, who takes inspiration for this composition from the paintings of 17th century Dutch artist Jan Vermeer. The program will close with a musical visit to the circus with "Circus Suite" by Michael Horvit.

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

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