Flutist Helen Ann Shanley In Faculty Recital

March 20, 2002

by Richard Veit

Helen Ann Shanley, associate professor of flute at Baylor University, will present a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Roxy Grove Hall. She will be assisted by pianist Doug Claybrook, senior lecturer in academic studies, and Jeffrey McCray, lecturer in bassoon.

Shanley's recital will open with the Sonata in D major for Flute and Piano, Op. 50, by German composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel. This work was written in Vienna around 1812. A work by 20th-century American composer Walter Piston will follow.

Following intermission, Shanley and McCray will present a performance of the Bachianas brasileiras No. 6 for Flute and Bassoon, written by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos in 1938.

Concluding the program will be the five-movement Impressions exotiques, Op. 134, by German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert. Scored for flute and piano, this chamber music suite dates from the year 1919.

Shanley has served as a member of the Baylor music faculty since 1969. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master's degree from the University of North Texas. She has performed as principal flutist with the El Paso and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. She also is principal flutist with the Waco Symphony Orchestra and performs with the Baylor Woodwind Quintet.

This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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