Angelo State hosts guest music recital and flute day

Angelo State University will host a guest music recital by Dr. Melissa Colgin Abeln, professor of flute and music literature at the University of Texas at El Paso, at 7 p.m. Jan. 28, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall, 2602 Dena Drive. 

The recital is free and open to the public.

The musical program will include “Divertissment Grec” by Philippe Gaubert; “Fantaisie, op. 24” by Camille Saint-Saens; “Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp” by Claude Debussy; “Histoire du Tango” by Astor Piazzolla; and “Entr’acte” by Jacques Ibert.

Abeln will be accompanied by guest musicians, Hope Cowan on harp, Mark Nordstrom on viola, and Dr. Constance Kelley, ASU associate professor of music, on flute.

Abeln’s guest recital is a precursor for ASU Flute Day at 9 a.m. Jan. 29, which will feature an entire day of free activities in the EFA Building for flute players and enthusiasts of all ages, including a seminar by Abeln.

Flute Day activities include a group warm-up for all participants; a flute choir reading session; master classes with ASU flute instructors; and Abeln’s seminar. A showcase recital will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Eldon Black Recital Hall.

All Flute Day activities are free and open to the public. Flute players are invited to bring their instruments and participate.

For more details and a registration form, go to angelo.edu/fluteday. Registration is not required to participate.