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Mark Gallagher and Frank Corliss to Perform as Part of FSU’s Faculty Guest Artist Series
10/11/2011

Clarinetist Dr. Mark Gallagher and pianist Frank Corliss will perform in concert at Frostburg State University on Friday Oct. 28. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in FSU’s Pealer Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

The performance will include several musical compositions including “Lieder” by German composer Robert Schumann, and sonatas for clarinet and piano from artists such as American composer Aaron Copland, Norwegian composer Trygve Madsen and French composer Francis Poulenc.

Gallagher, chair of the FSU Department of Music, is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his D.M.A degree. Gallagher has performed with the Contemporary Music Forum of Washington, Washington Opera, U.S. Navy Band, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and New York City Ballet Orchestra, among others. An active chamber musician and co-founder of I Venti Semplice, Gallagher has performed throughout the United States and Europe, most recently a concert tour of the Netherlands, which included a live national radio broadcast from the Concertgebouw. Gallagher has recorded with the Albany Records label and can be heard on the Eastman “American Music” Series. He is an instructor of clarinet and music theory at FSU.

Corliss is director of the Post Graduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship program and Professor of Piano at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. A frequent performer on the Boston Symphony Prelude Concert series, he also performs throughout the United States as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist. Corliss has worked as a musical assistant for Yo-Yo Ma and has assisted Ma in the musical preparation of many new works for performance and recording. Corliss can be heard in recording on Ma's Grammy-winning Sony disc, “Soul of the Tango.” He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

For more information about Gallagher, visit www.markgallagher.net. For more information about the recital, 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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