ASU to Host Trio’s Recital
Mark Ackerman, recently retired principal oboist for the San Antonio Symphony, will join Dr. Jeff Womack and Dr. Martha Saywell of the Angelo State University music faculty for a recital this Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open to the public. Ackerman, a native of South Dakota and a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, joined the San Antonio Symphony in 1975 and retired in May.
Womack, an ASU associate professor who specializes in double reed instruments, and Saywell, an ASU piano instructor, will join with Ackerman for a performance that will feature selections ranging from English folk songs to a recent composition for bassoon by Libby Larsen that includes acrobatic passages for the bassoon soloist. The concert also will include two movements from “Shepherds of Provence” by French composer Eugene Bozza, “Black Anemones” by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Joseph Schwantner and “Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano” by French composer Jean Francaix.
For more information, call the ASU Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 325-942-2085.