'Klezmer and More' to continue Ke-Nekt concerts

Linda MaxeyThe sounds of “Klezmer and More: Linda and Larry Maxey” will continue SUNY Oswego’s Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom on campus.

The Maxeys—Linda on marimba and Larry on clarinet—bring a novel instrumental combination to their interpretation of klezmer, an energetic traditional Jewish folk music.

Linda Maxey will showcase her skills in an arrangement of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” on marimba. Her performance has been described as “brilliant and about as close to perfection as you can imagine” by the Dartmouth (Nova Scotia) Chronicle-Herald.

She has earned two Fulbright Scholarships and was the first marimbist to perform at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague and the International Festival de Musica in Portugal. She has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

imageLarry Maxey and Juan La Manna of SUNY Oswego’s music faculty will perform a Romantic period piece, Niels W. Gade’s “Fantasy,” and a sonatina by Joseph Horowitz. A professor of music at the University of Kansas, Larry Maxey has taught on the faculty of Baylor University, California State University in Long Beach and Michigan State.

He is a former principal clarinetist of the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. As a chamber musician, orchestral player and soloist, he has performed throughout the United States and in Europe and Central America.

A grant from the Rosamond Gifford Foundation supports this year’s Ke-Nekt series. WCNY Classic FM provides media support.

Tickets for “Klezmer and More: Linda and Larry Maxey” cost $15, $10 for seniors and students, $5 for SUNY Oswego students.

For more information or to make reservations, call Tyler Hall box office at 312-2141 or e-mail tickets@oswego.edu.

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(Posted: Sep 21, 2005)