Fred J. Allen

Fred J. Allen

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Several members of the music faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University will join together for a concert of music written for wind instruments at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The group, conducted by Fred J. Allen, director of bands, will feature Christina Guenther, flute; Chris Ayer, clarinet; and Charles Gavin, horn. Two new faculty members will also make their SFA debuts playing with the group. Kerry Hughes will perform on oboe and Lee Goodhew on bassoon.

The concert will include the "Petite Symphonie" by the French composer Charles Gounod. "It has a beautifully expressive flute part in the second movement," Allen said. Also on the concert will be movements from Antonín Dvorák's "Czech Suite."

Joining these faculty members will be five upper-level music students.

"These pieces are a perfect opportunity to showcase not only faculty but also some of their top students," Allen said.

The concert is a feature 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