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FSU’s Sarah Galvin to Perform Junior Clarinet Recital
03/28/2011

The Frostburg State University Department of Music presents clarinetist Sarah Galvin in her junior recital, accompanied by pianist John Morrison. The recital will be Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall in FSU’s Performing Arts Center. This performance is free and open to the public.

To showcase the beauty and agility of the clarinet, Galvin will open her recital with “Introduction et Rondo, Op. 72,” by Charles-Marie Widor, a late-Romantic French composer, organist and teacher. The flashy clarinet line builds in intensity throughout the work, reaching a climax at the end of the piece that is resolved in a triumphant and emphatic cadence.

Next she will perform Oliver Messiaen’s “Abîme des oiseaux (Abyss of the Birds),” the third movement of Messiaen's “Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time),” written and premiered by Messian’s fellow prisoner’s in a World War II German concentration camp. He intended this piece to reflect his faith rather than his personal experience.

Galvin will conclude the first half of her recital with Louis Cahuzac’s “Arlequin,” a musical interpretation of the acrobatic skills of the character Harlequin, the comedic servant from the Italian Commedia Dell’arte.

Galvin’s recital will conclude with a work commissioned by and dedicated to famous jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman: Aaron Copland’s “Concerto.” The first movement, “Slowly and Expressively,” is gentle and melodic, and the second movement, “Rather Fast,” is bright and edgy, revealing Copland’s North and South American inspirations through jazz-stylings and Latin American themes.

Pianist John Morrison is an adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at Fairmont State University.

An FSU music major, Galvin has studied clarinet with Dr. Mark Gallagher, an associate professor of music at FSU. A 2007 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, she also studied with professional clarinetists Eli Eban, Nathan Williams and Paul Ligan. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society), Golden Key International Honor Society and National Society for Collegiate Scholars. She is anticipating graduating in fall 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in music performance and English literature. She plans to earn a master’s degree in secondary education and to teach English, as well as continue clarinet performance and maintain a clarinet studio. She hopes to continue her education to the doctorate level. She is the daughter of James and Susan Galvin of Sykesville, Md.

For more information, contact 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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