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   from the issue of February 8, 2007

Arizona State duo to perform Feb. 15 at UNL

The Desert's Edge Percussion/Clarinet Duo of Arizona State University will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Westbrook Music Building Recital Hall (room 119). The concert is free and open to the public.

The duo features Robert Spring on clarinet and J.B. Smith playing percussion instruments. Spring and Smith will also guide a master class for clarinet and percussion students while on campus.

The Desert's Edge Percussion/Clarinet Duo was founded in 1988 to commission new works for the medium and has prepared several clarinet and percussion chamber works through the direction and consultation of the composer.

The Feb. 15 performance will include "Corker for Clarinet and Percussion" by Libby Larsen, "Prelude and Licks for Clarinet and Marimba" by Chester Mais, "Going Home, In Memoriam of Peter Lewis" by Edward Miller, "Oncoming Traffic" by Michael Kocour, "Points in the Sky for Clarinet, Percussion and Computer-Controlled Electronics" by Glenn Hackbarth, "Three for Two for Clarinet and Percussion" by Eric Mandat, and "In Light of Three," by J.B. Smith.

Spring is a professor of music at Arizona State. Smith is professor of music and coordinator of percussion studies in the School of Music at Arizona State.

The recital is partially funded by a UNL Convocations Committee grant. For more information, call 472-6865.



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