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Source: Kristin Mortenson, 785-532-5740, kmortens@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011


MANHATTAN -- February is a month for music at Kansas State University.

The department of music is offering several recitals and performances by guest artists, students and faculty throughout the month. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. They include:

* Guest pianist recital by Carine Gutlerner, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, All Faiths Chapel. A professor of piano at the Eric Satie Conservatory in Paris, Gutlerner will perform a recital of several works, including Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Franck's "Prelude, Chorale and Fugue."

* Wei-Han Su and Hye-Jung Hong, piano professors at Missouri State University, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in All Faiths Chapel. Su and Hong will perform four-hand and two piano works by Mendelssohn, Bolcom, Ravel and Lutoslawski. The duo also will conduct a piano master class at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in All Faiths Chapel.

* David Pickering, K-State assistant professor of music, presents "Organ Music for a Wednesday Morning" at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in All Faiths Chapel. Along with Pickering, the performance will feature K-State's Virginia Houser, associate professor of piano, and Yuka Morishita, an organ student from Japan. The program acquaints students and the general public with the organ and its repertoire.

* Chamber music recital by K-State's Steven Maxwell, assistant professor of music, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, All Faiths Chapel. The program will feature performances of original works for tuba, including compositions by Thomas Stevens, Sy Brandon, Jeremy Beck, William Penn and Arthur R. Rubinstein. The recital includes the world premiere of Brandon's "Grass Roots" for tuba and piano. The composition was written for Maxwell through a grant from the CO-OP Press. Brandon will be in residence at K-State Feb. 13-15, and this recital will be the final event of his stay.

* K-State Wind Ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, McCain Auditorium. The ensemble will perform a compilation of old and new wind literature from composers Jack Stamp, Eric Whitacre, John Mackey and Alfred Reed. The concert will feature K-State's Anna Marie Wytko, instructor of music, in a solo performance of Mackey's "Concerto for Soprano Saxophone." Frank Tracz, professor and director of bands at K-State, conducts the ensemble. Guest conductors for the concert include K-State's Don Linn, assistant professor of music, and Andrew Feyes, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, Manhattan. For more information, contact the band office at 785-532-3816.

* Student Recital Series, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, All Faiths Chapel. Performers in the recital include students from the keyboard, wind, string and percussion programs.

* Celebrating New Music concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, All Faiths Chapel. K-State solo and chamber ensembles perform contemporary compositions by several modern-day composers.

* Guest clarinetist Mauricio Salguero will present a recital for clarinet and electronics at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in All Faiths Chapel. A native of Colombia, Salguero is currently a doctor of musical arts candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He also teaches clarinet at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Community Music and Dance Academy. In addition to his interest in modern music, Salguero researches and frequently performs art music from Colombia.

* Oboe Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, All Faiths Chapel. The recital features solo works and chamber music performances by oboe students of K-State's Nora Lewis, assistant professor of music. The concert also will include a performance by the K-State Double Reed Ensemble and works by Berger, Vanhal, Joplin, Vivaldi, Powning, Schumann and Britten.

* K-State's Paul Hunt, professor of music, will perform a recital with Amanda Arrington, staff accompanist at K-State, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, in All Faiths Chapel. The program includes Bruce Hamilton's "Wintermute," Dana Wilson's "Paradox" and Jose Berghmans' "Concertino."

* Recital by renowned clarinetist Julia Heinen and pianist Dmitry Rachmanov, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, All Faiths Chapel. Heinen and Rachmanov both serve on the music faculty at California State University-Northridge. As a soloist Heinen has performed hundreds of recitals throughout the United States and has premiered several works written specifically for her. In February 2003 she performed a recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, culminating in a compact disc recording released in fall 2007 by Centaur Records. Heinen has a master's degree from the University of Michigan, an artist diploma from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She will serve as the host for the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest 2011 in Los Angeles.


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