Frostburg State University's Faculty Artist Series will feature clarinet instructor Mark Gallagher and guest artist Michael Adcock in a recital of clarinet and piano music on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall.
The program includes "Vier Stücke für Klarinette und Klavier, op. 5" by Alban Berg, "Sonate für Klarinette und Klavier, f-moll, op. 120, no. 1 by Johannes Brahms, "Deuxième Sonate pour Clarinette et Pianoforte, op. 28" by François Devienne and "Drei Romanzen für Klarinette und Klavier, op. 94 by Robert Schumann.
Gallagher made his New York recital debut performing with violinist Sylvia Rosenberg at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and is also a winner of the Artist International Competition in New York City. An active chamber musician and co-founder of I Venti Semplice, Dr. Gallagher has performed throughout the United States and Europe, with a recent concert tour of the Netherlands which included a live national radio broadcast from the Concertgebouw. Dr. Gallagher has recorded with the Albany Records label and can be heard on the Eastman “American Music” Series.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, Dr. Gallagher is an active teacher and clinician, lecturing on occupational health issues for musicians and the Alexander Technique.
Winner of the 1998 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, pianist Adcock has cultivated a versatile career as both a soloist and frequent chamber music collaborator. Adcock made his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in December of 1998, and his career has taken him to France, Italy and Australia, as well as a performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
A former Artist-in-Residence at the Aspen Institute on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Adcock recently completed the Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Peabody Conservatory, where he was also an adjunct member of the theory and chamber music faculties. Adcock resides in Washington, D.C., where he maintains an active performance and teaching schedule, in addition to being a member of The Washington Conservatory of Music.
For more information, contact the 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, TDD (301) 687-7955.