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FSU’s Mark Gallagher to Present Chamber Clarinet Concert

Dr. Mark Gallagher, an associate professor of music at Frostburg State University, will present a concert of clarinet chamber music on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. This concert is free and open to the public.

Gallagher, an Oberlin Conservatory of Music graduate, will perform Louise Farrenc’s “Trio for Clarinet Violoncello and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 44” featuring guest artists cellist Diana Flesner and pianist Jay DeWire. Farrenc, while an amazing instrumental composer, did not obtain much fame due to the fact that she did not compose any operas, which was all the rage in France during her lifetime. Gallagher will also perform W.A. Mozart’s “Quintet in A Major, K. 581 for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola and Violoncello,” which is Mozart’s only completed clarinet quintet, featuring guest artist violinists Rebecca Racusin and Destiny-Ann Hoyle, violist Dana Rokosny and cellist Devree Lewis.

Gallagher made his New York recital debut performing with violinist Sylvia Rosenberg at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. He is an active chamber musician and co-founder of I Venti Semplice, and has toured throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Gallagher is an active clinician, lecturing on occupational health issues for musicians and the Alexander Technique.

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For more information about the concert, 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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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