This concert will take place in Broyhill Chapel at Mars Hill University.
Works by Flinn, Griffes, Honegger, Minchew, and Young will be presented.
Dr. Alan Theisen is a composer, saxophonist, music theorist, and educator. Dr. Theisen is professor of music at Mars Hill University where he is the coordinator of music theory and composition. Theisen also specializes in the analysis and pedagogy of post-1900 classical music, presenting award-winning research on these topics at national and regional academic conferences. An active saxophonist, Theisen concertizes in classical recitals, performs with jazz bands and musical theater productions, and premieres/records the music of fellow contemporary composers. Theisen regularly performs with the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, the Nouveau Passe Orchestra, the Gamble-Wilson Swing Orchestra, Rational Discourse (an Asheville-based progressive jazz-rock group), and has played reed books for the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre and Asheville Community Theatre. Theisen also performed in the 2000 and 2003 World Saxophone Congresses.
Professor Misty Theisen is a multifaceted musician based in western North Carolina where she is professor of woodwinds/music education at Mars Hill University. Performing recitals, concertizing, and conducting clinics across the United States, Theisen is an active flutist. She has appeared regularly with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. In addition to flute and piccolo, Theisen is a proficient performer on all clarinets, saxophones, and oboe. She utilizes these skills in her steady work as an orchestral musician for several regional theater companies including Asheville Community Theatre, Parkway Playhouse, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, and more.
Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. No reservations are needed.