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FSU’s Sarah Galvin to Perform Senior Clarinet Recital

Frostburg State University student Sarah Galvin will present her senior clarinet recital, accompanied by pianist Dr. Bomi-Lim Tunstall and clarinetist Dr. Mark Gallagher, on Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m. in Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Art Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Galvin will perform movements from “Serenade No. 13” by Vincent Persichetti. This piece showcases dissonance within beautiful melodies, giving the work a haunting quality. The program also features Bach’s “Chromatic Fantasy,” which was originally written for harpsichord, making it a challenging piece for the monophonic clarinet, and Claude Debussy’s “Première Rhapsody, a signature piece of Debussy’s dreamlike style of composing. Galvin will be closing out her recital with all movements of “Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120” by Johannes Brahms. The first movement of this piece, “Alegro amabile,” is very lyrical, like a song showing the alluring intimacy between the clarinet and piano. The second movement, “Allegro appassionato,” is filled with a constant energy as it builds to the climatic final movement, “Andante con moto; Allegro.” This dynamic movement of theme and variations concludes the work with delicacy and grandiosity.

A major in FSU’s Department of Music, Galvin studies clarinet with Gallagher. She is an active member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, Golden Key International Honour Society and the National Society of College Scholars. Galvin is also on the Dean’s List, an English Colloquium winner/presenter, published in FSU’s “Joining the Conversation” and winner of multiple music and English merit scholarships. She expects to graduate in spring 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in music performance and English literature. After graduation, she plans to continue her musical studies while attending law school. Galvin is the daughter of James and Susan Galvin.

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

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