Report by Amanda McCandless
ClarinetFest® 2016’s Colla Voce II recital on Saturday, August 6 in Swarthout Recital Hall featured works for clarinet, voice and piano. The first work was Pioneer Women: From Skagway to White Mountain by Barbara Harbach. As the title suggests, the work reflects the hardiness and folksy nature of a pioneer woman. It has notes of Americana and ample opportunities to display an ensemble’s dramatic skill. The trio Northern Accord – Elizabeth Gunlogson, clarinet, Kirsten Gunlogson, mezzo-soprano and Eileen Cornett, piano – was well-balanced and engaging throughout. Elizabeth Gunlogson displayed a beautiful sound capable of countless colors. The work was virtuosic and all of the performers were more than equal to the task.