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School of Music to present clarinet music from Spain

September 8, 2014
Gregory Barrett

Gregory Barrett

NIU clarinet professor Greg Barrett once again has invited his colleagues to join him at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, for an evening of music from Spain.

The concert will take place in the Recital Hall of the Music Building.

NIU faculty members JeongSoo Kim and William Koehler on piano will join Barrett and special guest Gene Collerd on bass clarinet. They will perform Barrett’s “Andalusian Cadence,” sonata for clarinet and piano “Madrid” by Boccherini, “Cantiga for Clarinet and Piano” by Fernando Buide and pieces by Oscar Muñoz, David Cuevas Sánchez, and Andrés Velero-Castells.

Barrett is a master teacher and performer. He has presented recitals and classes throughout the United States, and in Austria, China, Finland, and Japan. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, SUNY-Buffalo and Indiana University.

Currently performing with the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Ars Viva Symphony, he has been bass clarinetist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as with numerous other orchestras in the Carolinas, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. He has been a Buffet Crampon Artist-Clinician since 2000.

The recital is free and open to the public, and the hall is accessible to all. For more information, call (815) 753-1546 or email [email protected].