ClarinetFest® 2021 Virtual: Potpourri Recital 22


Lechuza (2019)
Jared Isaac Aragón (b.1990)

*World Premiere*

Shiana Montanari, bass clarinet
Katie Rice, bass clarinet

Jenny Ziefel & Beverly Setzer 

Jazz Set for Two Bass Clarinets
William O. Smith (1926-2020)

I. Swinging
II. Moderato
III. Slow
IV. Energetic

This performance is in memoriam for Bill Smith.

Beverly Setzer, bass clarinet
Jenny Ziefel, bass clarinet

Duo Velox

Vortex III
Attakorn Sookjaeng (b.1990)

Duo Velox:
Kaitlyn Gerde, clarinet
Aaron Burr, saxophone

Allison Storochuk

Divergences for clarinet and viola (2019)
Howard J. Buss (b.1951)

I. Recollections of Shared Times
II. Disparate Views
III. Celebrations

*World Premiere*

Allison Storochuk, clarinet
Kirsten Weingartner Weiss, viola

Program Notes: Divergences for clarinet and viola was written for clarinetist Allison Storochuk and violist Kirsten Weingartner Weiss during the fall of 2019. The three movements explore a wide array of moods and sonic atmospheres ranging from the mystical, to the contemplative, to soaring, vibrant passages.

The composer states, “The titles relate to a phenomenon that has long fascinated me: How is it that people such as siblings, who grow up in the same environment (home, family, teachers, and shared experiences), can turn out in later years to be very different from one another with their religious and political beliefs, preferences for food, travel, music, etc. This is addressed generally in the duo, which is designed to be musically solid without any extra-musical, programmatic connotations. However, I think the titles and general character of the music will connect with many listeners and may make them think about the evolution of their own personal relationships.”

When: 07/31/2021 | 2:00 pm

Featuring: Shiana Montanari, bass clarinet; Katie Rice, bass clarinet; Kaitlyn Gerde, clarinet; Aaron Burr, saxophone; Allison Storochuk, clarinet; Kirsten Weingartner Weiss, viola

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