NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The talents of new faculty members in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be showcased in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
“Our new faculty members not only have extensive teaching experience but each is also a sought-after performing artist, having performed across the U.S. and around the world at music festivals and schools as soloists, chamber players and orchestral musicians,” according to Dr. Nathan Nabb, interim director of the SFA School of Music.
“We normally have a new faculty member perform on our opening School of Music convocation,” Nabb said, “but we have so many new and outstanding performers joining us this year, I wanted to feature them in a more substantial way. I am very excited for these wonderful people to be joining our faculty, and I can’t wait to hear their performances on Tuesday.”
The recital will feature Minhae Lee, piano, performing “Totentanz” by Franz Liszt; Graham Mackenzie, oboe, and Margaret Fay, bassoon, performing Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon by Francis Poulenc, with Dr. Thomas Nixon, piano; James Vilseck, percussion, performing Meditation no. 1 by Casey Cangelosi; Robert Eason, saxophone, and Maria Lyapkova, piano, performing Sonatine by Claude Pascal; and Andrea Denis, horn, and Maria Lyapkova, piano, performing “Gambits: 6 Chess Pieces” by Robert Xavier Rodriguez.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit finearts.sfasu.edu. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.