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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:59

Clarinetist to give free performance Feb. 21

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Clarinetist and faculty member Shannon Thompson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the campus of Western Carolina University.

The performance, part of the Catamount Concert Series, is free and open to the public.

The music for the concert spans a wide range of musical styles, and includes “Five Bagatelles” by Gerald Finzi; Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Leslie Bassett’s “Soliloquies” for solo clarinet; “Sholem-alekhem, rov Feidman!,” a tribute to klezmer great Giora Feidman by the Hungarian virtuoso clarinetist Bela Kovacs; and Bach’s Sonata in G minor.

Andrew Adams, WCU assistant professor of piano, will accompany Thompson.


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