Paul Thompson Faculty Flute Recital, River Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Jan. 16, 2009 – Southeast Missouri State University music faculty member Paul Thompson, flutist, will present a colorful program of music at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast’s River Campus.

Repertoire to be performed will include a baroque sonata by Francesco Barsanti, a 20th century sonatina by Sir Lennox Berkeley and a 19th century showpiece by Franz Doppler.  Additionally, Thompson will perform contemporary masterpieces by female composers — “East Wind” by Shulamit Ran and the brand new “Sonatina,” for alto flute and piano by Alexandra Harwood. 

Ran has been a longtime professor of composition at the University of Chicago (Ill.), has won the Pulitzer Prize for composition and her work has been performed by major orchestras throughout the world.  Harwood has worked and studied in both England and the United States, including the Juilliard School and Tanglewood.

“The main reason I chose these pieces is that they’re intrinsically interesting and challenging,” Thompson said. “Ran and Harwood are both examples of many fine, successful female composers on the music scene today.”

Matt Yount, collaborative pianist for Southeast, will join Thompson on piano for this recital.

TICKETS Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265. Tickets may also be purchased at all MetroTix outlets, online at MetroTix.com, keywords “flute” or by calling toll free (800) 293-5949.