College-Community Orchestra joined by klezmer standouts

imageMarimbist Linda Maxey and clarinetist Larry Maxey will perform with the College-Community Orchestra, directed by Juan Francisco La Manna, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom at SUNY Oswego.

The Maxeys are renowned for their ability to play klezmer, an energetic traditional Jewish folk music.

A $5 donation to benefit the Orchestral Scholarship Fund is suggested for admission. The event is free for SUNY Oswego students.

The program will include the second movement from Mozart’s famous Clarinet Concerto and the Concerto for Marimba by Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro.

Linda Maxey was the first marimbist on the roster of Columbia Artists Management in New York City and has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. Her New York City debut was in 1990 at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.

Linda MaxeyShe was a featured artist at the 1999 Journees de la Percussion international percussion festival in Paris. She was the first marimbist to perform at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague and also at the International Festival de Musica in Portugal. She received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in 1998 and again in 2003 to teach in Lithuania.

A native of Indiana, Larry Maxey was a student of Keith Stein at Michigan State, where he received his undergraduate degree. He holds a master’s of music and doctorate of musical arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, where he was a student of Stanley Hasty.

Now a professor of music at the University of Kansas, Larry Maxey has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. He was former principal clarinetist of the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra and the Eastman Wind Ensemble, with which he recorded five albums under the direction of Frederick Fennell and Donald Hunsburger.

He has performed at the International Festiva da Musica in Portugal and toured Lithuania, playing concerts with orchestras and conducting master classes. He has been a featured soloist at conventions of the International Clarinet Association, at two National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors conventions and at the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium.

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

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(Posted: Sep 22, 2005)