Saxophone, clarinet recital to feature music faculty

imageMusic faculty member Angela Space will present a recital of saxophone and clarinet music at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Church of the Resurrection, corner of West Fifth and Cayuga streets in Oswego.

There is no admission fee and the public is invited to attend.

Juan La Manna and Elizabeth La Manna, also of SUNY Oswego’s music faculty, will accompany Space on piano and cello, respectively. Their program will include the Brahms trio for clarinet, cello and piano, and the Bernstein sonata for clarinet.

The program also will include a piece for saxophone and piano by New York City composer Gabriel Gould. His work, “The Devil’s Tail,” was arranged for Space and inspired by a Yiddish children’s story. It includes elements of klezmer and traditional Jewish music.

Gould is a sought-after composer who has received commissions from the Avalon String Quartet, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. He has had compositions recorded by the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Dogs of Desire for Albany Records. He is currently on the faculty of Hamilton College.

Joining the SUNY Oswego faculty in the fall, Space has performed throughout the United States with groups such as the New World Symphony, the Florida Philharmonic, the South Bend Symphony and the Temptations.

In 2003, she was a featured soloist with the University of Miami Wind Ensemble at the Concert Band Directors’ National Conference and a soloist with the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary Wind Ensemble.

Space has recently performed with the Massachusetts Wind Orchestra and this month will perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference as well as be a guest clinician and soloist at the New England Saxophone Symposium.

For more information on the concert, call the SUNY Oswego music department at 312-2130.

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(Posted: Apr 05, 2005)