Clarinetist, pianist to join forces in wide-ranging concert

SUNY Oswego faculty artists Trevor Jorgensen on clarinet and Robert Auler on piano will offer a variety of musical works in a 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, Faculty Artist Series concert titled “Rich Repertoire” in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

The pieces will include German composer Carl Maria von Weber’s “Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major,” Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski’s “Dance Preludes” and American composer-pianist Robert Muczynski’s “Time Pieces.”

Weber’s dramatic work demonstrates this historically significant 19th century composer’s mastery of tone color and unparalleled ability to construct a technically breathtaking concerto, Jorgensen said.

Lutoslawksi described “Dance Preludes” of 1954 as his “farewell to folklore,” a five-movement expansion of traditional Polish dance music in a lighthearted, melodic and entertaining fashion.

Muczynski’s Neo-Classical “Time Pieces” (1985) demonstrates a fondness for thematic unity coupled with exuberant treatment of asymmetrical meter changes and haunting lyricism, Jorgensen said.

Woodwinds expert Jorgensen and concert pianist Auler are faculty members of SUNY Oswego’s music department and members of the Oswego Jazz Project.

Tickets are $7 ($6 for faculty, staff, seniors age 60 and over and non-SUNY Oswego students; $5 for SUNY Oswego students), and may be obtained at the Tyler box office, online at and by calling 312-2141. Parking is free for those attending this event.

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(Posted: Apr 05, 2011)