Clareidoscope 2024: State Chair Concert

State Chair Concert – Saturday March 16, 2024 – 1:00pm

Playdates for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (2019), Book 1
Jonathan Cohen (b.1954)

I. Stalking the Wild Catnip Mouse
II. I’m Skipping, Even If Everyone Is Watching,
III. But I Always Have This Much Sugar For Breakfast)

Delores Thornton, flute
Joshua R. Mietz, clarinet (Wyoming State Chair)
Richard Turner, bassoon

Sonatine (1825)
Caroline Schleicher-Krähmer (1794–1873)

David Cook, clarinet (Illinois State Chair)
Helen Wu, piano

Twitcher for narrator, clarinet and piano
Lori Ardovino (b.1960)

Lori Ardovino, clarinet (Alabama State Chair)
Melanie Williams, narrator
Laurie Middaugh, piano

Twitcher is a work in four short movements based on birds; the duck, the turkey, the cuckoo and the ostrich. The text is taken from Ogden Nash’s book of poems, Animals. The music in each of these describes the sound, movement and character of each bird. The name “Twitcher” is another name for a bird watcher.

Looking-Glass Changes (2009), for clarinet and stereo playback
Sarah Horik (b.1984)

Malena McLaren, clarinet (Louisiana State Chair)

Jazz Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Michael Garson (b. 1945)

Tango-Etudes No 1
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Cathy Ogram, clarinet (Virginia State Chair)

Mobula Ray for solo clarinet (2023) (Consortium performance)
Jenni Brandon (b. 1977)

Julianne Kirk Doyle, clarinet (New York State Chair)

Elegy (for Milton) for clarinet and piano (2001)
Masatoshi Mitsumoto (b.1937)

Tim Bonenfant, clarinet (Texas State Chair)
Martha Saywell, piano

Stubborn as Hell for Two Clarinets
Stacy Garrop (b. 1969)

Robert Spring and Joshua Gardner

Utterance in Motion for Clarinet Video and Electronics
Kotoka Suzuki (b. 1972)

Robert Spring, clarinet (Arizona State Chair)

Program PDF

When: 03/16/2024 | 1:00 pm

Featuring: Lori Ardovino, David Cook, Tim Bonenfant, Julianne Doyle, Joshua Gardner, Malena McLaren, Joshua Mietz, Cathy Ogram, Robert Spring

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