Guest Artists to Perform Concert of Music for Flute, Guitar

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18, 2008 — The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present a concert of music for flute and guitar on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shuck Recital Hall at the River Campus.

The concert will be performed by The Linden Duo, guest artists from Illinois State University. Tickets for the concert will be available at the River Campus Box Office or at the door. Admission is $1 for students and $7 for the general public.

Comprised of Kimberly McCoul Risinger, flute, and Angelo Favis, guitar, The Linden Duo has performed across this country and Canada since 1996. The duo has premiered numerous new works for flute and guitar and has appeared at many new music festivals across the country. Their program at Southeast will feature recent works for flute and guitar by Toru Takemitsu, Robert Beaser and Katherine Hoover, inspired by the natural world (Takemitsu‚ Toward the Sea), American folk songs (Beaser‚ Mountain Songs) or Native American stories (Hoover‚ Canyon Echoes).

Risinger and Favis are associate professors of music at Illinois State University. Both artists perform as soloists and with various ensembles throughout the United States. Risinger received a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in music from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s degree in music from the College of Wooster.  Her primary teachers have included William Montgomery, Max Schoenfeld, Diedre McGuire and George Pope. Favis earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music in guitar performance under Lawrence Ferrara and David Tanenbaum at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and his doctor of musical arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Nicholas Goluses and David Starobin.

For information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Noonan at (573) 651-2706 or jjnoonan@semo.edu.