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FSU’s Emily Hornbaker to Perform Senior Recital
09/16/2011

FSU’s Emily Hornbaker to Perform Senior Recital
FSU’s Emily Hornbaker to Perform Senior Recital The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present clarinetist Emily Hornbaker in her senior recital, accompanied by pianist Patricia Singer, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Hornbaker will open her recital with “Concerto in E-flat Major” by Bernhard Crusell, a piece typical of the Classical concerto, including demanding technical passagework that intertwines with the orchestral accompaniment. Hornbaker’s next piece is by John Mayer, recognized as a composer for his Indian-jazz (or “Indojazz”) fusion music. “Raga Music for Solo Clarinet” is a nine-movement programmatic work from 1957 that fuses 20th-century Western techniques with the tonalities of traditional Indian ragas.

Hornbaker joins with cellist Ellen Grolman to perform the lively and entertaining “Tango for Two” by Ruth Schönthal, a single-movement 20th-century duo written for cello and clarinet in 2002. The piece features traditional rhythmic and melodic elements of a tango, including a cello ostinato outlining the tonal center.

She concludes her program with Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major,” which features three movements that display the lyrical possibilities of the clarinet.

As an FSU music major, Hornbaker has studied clarinet with Associate Professor of Music Dr. Mark Gallagher, and has made the Dean’s List, carrying a 4.0 grade point average for the past three years. She is the daughter of Mary Hornbaker and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota as well as the National Association for Music Education. A 2008 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, W.Va., Hornbaker plans to graduate from FSU in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education and plans to pursue a master’s degree in music education and to teach in the public schools.

For more information, call the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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