Bassoonist, pianist to perform

Henderson State University’s Department of Music will host a recital by bassoonist Scott Pool and pianist Tina Gorter on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The program will include music by Sergi Rachmaninoff, Camille Saint-Saens, Katherine Hoover, and Dr. Phillip Schroeder.

The recital, sponsored by the students of the Composition Studio at Henderson, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the program. Pool and Gorter will also read and record five works by Henderson student composers on Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the recital hall.

Pool has served as assistant professor of bassoon at the University of Texas-Arlington since 2009. He has also been a faculty member/performer with the Orfeo International Music Festival and the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy, and was associate professor of bassoon at Valdosta State University from 2002-2009. Pool has performed concerts and recitals throughout North and South America and Europe, and his bassoon performances have been featured on National Public Radio and various television broadcasts.

Gorter is a collaborative pianist at Western Michigan University where she serves on staff as the accompanist for the University Chorale and as an instructor of accompanying. Previously, she has been a piano and accompanying faculty member and performer for SEMINAR, Western Michigan University’s summer program. Gorter has received many accolades throughout her career, including grants, academic awards and honors.