BOONE—Clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman will present a faculty recital Oct. 4 at Appalachian State University.
Cheeseman is a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty. Her recital will begin at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.
The program is comprised of contemporary compositions written from 1980 to 2010.
It opens with Benjamin Broening’s lyrical “Arioso/Doubles” written in 2002 for clarinet and computer. The composition was commissioned by the Band and Orchestral Division of the Yamaha Corporation of America.
Cheeseman also will perform Eric Mandat’s “Tricolor Capers” written in 1980. The three-movement composition was inspired by jazz and the composer’s own improvisations on clarinet. The work showcases musical techniques such as glissandi, pitch blends, vibrato and quarter tones.
Next on the program is “Two Lost Loves” for clarinet and compact disc recording written in 2014 by Andrew Hannon. Hannon teaches theory and aural skills in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music.
“Rapture” was written in 2005 by Anna Clyne for amplified clarinet and compact disc recording. According to the publisher of the music, “the live clarinetist is processed in real time with a combination of effects often associated with electric guitars, such as distortion and reverb.”
The program concludes with “Quirk,” written in 2010 by Eric Honour. Written for bass clarinet and computer, the composition explores Honour’s “love of groove and popular music, as well as an on-again, off-again romance with post-minimalist developmental techniques.”
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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