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SBU Division of the Arts announces recital with Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

The Southwest Baptist University Division of The Arts will host guest artist Andrew Baker, who will present an oboe recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in Meyer Recital Hall on the SBU Bolivar campus.

The program will primarily consist of modern oboe works by American composers, including the famous African American composer William Grant Still, paired with pieces by modern Czech and French composers Bohuslav Martinu and Henri Dutilleux.

Andrew Baker is a native of Old Joe, Arkansas, who has made Northwest Arkansas his home. Baker holds a degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Arkansas. His teachers include the late Mr. Jim Flowers of Hot Springs, Dr. Lorraine Duso Kitts at the University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Anne Leek at the University of Houston, and Dr. Theresa Delapalain at the University of Arkansas.

Andrew actively performs with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Ozarks Lyric Opera, Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), and Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous universities, colleges, churches, and other music groups in the Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma region. In addition to performing, he maintains a private studio and is an Oboe Specialist at Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds, a national double-reed specialty shop based out of Fayetteville.

The recital is free and open to the public.

*Published: 2/20/2023