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Clarinet, Viola and Piano Works by Kenji Bunch, Anthony Constantino, Dana Wilson, Michael Kimber, and Libby Larsen - 'American Voices' / Jeremy Reynolds, Cla.; Hillary Herndon, Viola.; Wei-Chun Bernadette Lo, Pno.

Album Summary

>Bunch, Kenji [Viola] : Four Flashbacks, for clarinet, viola & piano
>Constantino, Anthony : Ritual Songs, for clarinet, viola & piano
>Wilson, Dana : A Thousand Whirling Dreams, for clarinet, viola & piano
>Kimber, Michael : Vanishing Woods, for clarinet, viola & piano
>Larsen, Libby : Ferlinghetti, for clarinet, viola & piano
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Clarinetist Jeremy Reynolds maintains an active international performing career, having appeared on six continents. He has performed for the International Clarinet Association's ClarFest, International Alliance for Women in Music, University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, International Double Reed Society, National Flute Association and the Great Southwest Flute Fest. Internationally, Reynolds has also appeared at Clarimania in Poland, ClariBogota in Colombia, One Month Festival in South Korea, Cultural Festival of Portugal's World Exposition and the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival. He has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, New World Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Aspen Music Festival and Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra. Reynolds also brings dynamic music performances to the concert stage, having won awards at both the Coleman and Carmel National Chamber Music Competitions. Additionally, he has collaborated with numerous esteemed artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Don Weilerstein, Stefan Milenkovich and Merry Peckham. A passionate educator, Reynolds has been invited to teach at renowned international music conservatories, including the Versailles Conservatory of Music, Seoul National University, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Conservatorio de Música de Murcia and in Taiwan at Soochow University and Tainan University of the Arts. Currently on faculty of the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, Reynolds has served as Principal Clarinetist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and is currently Assistant Principal Clarinet with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. Jeremy Reynolds is a Buffet Group Performing Artist/Clinician and Lomax Classic Mouthpiece Performing Artist.

Violist Hillary Herndon has earned a national reputation for her brilliant playing, insightful teaching and creative programming that draws from multiple disciplines. She has been heard on NPR and PBS and has collaborated with some of the world's foremost artists, including Itzhak Perlman, who described Hillary as "having it all... a gifted teacher and an excellent musician." Herndon is dedicated to expanding the repertoire for viola through research, performance and advocacy of little known works. Herndon's first recording, La Viola: Music for Viola and Piano by Women Composers of the 20th Century, was released on MSR Classics to critical acclaim [MS1416 2-CD]. A committed teacher, Herndon has a thriving studio at the University of Tennessee and has held summer positions at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Round Top Festival Institute and Montecito International Music Festival. She has presented master classes at the Juilliard School, University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, International Primrose Competition and Festival and in Brazil. Herndon, whose teaching articles have been published in the Journals of the American Viola Society and the American String Teachers Association, serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the American Viola Society and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. [ www.hillaryherndon.com ]

Pianist Wei-Chun Bernadette Lo leads an active career as a collaborative artist, chamber musician and music educator. Having extensive knowledge in both vocal and instrumental music, she has served as studio pianist for renowned artists such as Martina Arroyo, Cynthia Haymon and Carol Vaness. She has also worked closely with numerous opera institutions, including the Illinois Opera Theater, University of Tennessee Opera Theatre, Sugar Creek Opera, Opera Illinois, El Paso Opera and Knoxville Opera. Since 2008, she has served as an official collaborative artist for the Orpheus Nation Vocal Competition in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Equally at ease with instrumental repertoire, Lo has served as an official accompanist for numerous festivals, including the Tennessee Cello Workshop, UT Viola Celebration and Western Kentucky University Violin Fest. She has performed in numerous master classes, and with acclaimed instrumentalists, including Yuri Mazurkevich, David Griffin and Tadeu Coelho. Lo has served as conference pianist for the International Horn Symposium, Southeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference and International Tuba Euphonium Conference, and is the recipienet of a Sewanee Faculty Development Grant and Tennessee Arts Commission "Arts Build Community" Grant. A member of the faculty for the Viola Winter Intensive in Ohio and South Carolina and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Lo is also Visiting Professor of Music at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Prior to her appointment there, she was the staff pianist for Western Illinois University. Lo holds degrees from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and Peabody Conservatory. Her mentors include Robert McDonald, Ellen Mack, Gustavo Romero and Timothy Ehlen.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, University of Tennes (05/19/2015-05/21/2015).



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Works Details

>Bunch, Kenji [Viola] : Four Flashbacks, for clarinet, viola & piano
  • Ensemble: The Waldland Ensemble
  • Notes: The Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Constantino, Anthony : Ritual Songs, for clarinet, viola & piano
  • Ensemble: The Waldland Ensemble
  • Notes: The Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wilson, Dana : A Thousand Whirling Dreams, for clarinet, viola & piano
  • Ensemble: The Waldland Ensemble
  • Notes: The Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kimber, Michael : Vanishing Woods, for clarinet, viola & piano
  • Ensemble: The Waldland Ensemble
  • Notes: The Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Larsen, Libby : Ferlinghetti, for clarinet, viola & piano
  • Ensemble: The Waldland Ensemble
  • Notes: The Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary