FSU to Present Clarinet Studio Recital

May 4, 2017

Frostburg State University's Department of Music will present its Clarinet Studio Recital on Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.Members of the studio are Linda Bryson, Joshua Bittinger, Carmen Grimes, Sydney Holtschneider, Patience Loscomb and Elizabeth Munger. Dr. Mark Gallagher is the instructor.The group will first perform "Allegretto Fantasia" by Sextus Miskow, a Danish singer, composer and music critic. Most of his music is forgotten, but "Allegretto Fantasia" is a popular piece.The next selection is "Concerto No. 3 in B-flat Major" by Carl Stamitz. Stamitz's 11 clarinet concertos constitute an important part of the solo clarinet repertoire."Sonata in G Minor" by Giuseppe Tartini follows. This sonata, commonly known as the "Devil's Trill Sonata," is the composer's best-known work, notable for its technically difficult passages.The next composition is "Monolog No. 3 for Clarinet Solo" by Erland von Koch, which was inspired by Swedish folk music, melodies and rhythmic vitality.This will be followed by "Four Short Pieces" by Howard Ferguson. Though short, the four pieces are sharply contrasted in mood, and each one is written in a different "mode."The recital will close with "Sonata for Clarinet" by Leonard Bernstein, his first published piece and a popular number.For more information, contact FSU's Department of Music at 301-687-3171.FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.