Clarinet Night

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:30pm
$5 (cash or check at the door), Notecard

Students of artist-in-residence Jennifer Nelson perform  Alfred Uhl’s Divertimento for Clarinet Quartet (1942)  and other works in this concert presenting works composed for clarinet

 

 

PROGRAM

 SONATA FOR CLARINET & PIANO IN Bb ...... FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963)  
I. Allegro tristamente (Allegretto - Très calme - Tempo allegretto)  
II. Romanza (Très calme)  
III. Allegro con fuoco (Très animé) 

MO YAN          Pei-Jung Huang, accompanist 

 

CLARINET CONCERTO ................................. AARON COPLAND (1900-1990) 
ALEXANDER TU             Pei-Jung Huang, accompanist 

 

CONCERTO #2 .............................. CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786 -1826)  
II. Andante con Moto  

I. Allegro 
CLARISSA THOMPSON         Kevin Tu, accompanist  

DIVERTIMENTO FOR THREE CLARINETS & BASS CLARINET  ........................................ALFRED UHL (1909-1992)  
I. Allegro  
II. Andante sostenuto, molto expressivo  
III. Allegro con brio 

THE CHERRY BLOSSOM QUARTET: Mo Yan, Clarissa Thompson, and Alexander Tu, clarinet; Victor Morgan, bass clarinet   

 

DIRECTOR BIO

Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson joined the School of Music faculty as a clarinet instructor in Fall 2009. She is currently principal clarinet with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Auburn Symphony orchestras. She also has an active freelance career, playing shows at the Fifth Avenue and Paramount Theaters, performing as an occasional extra with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and recording for various television and motion picture scores.

Nelson has also traveled throughout the United States with the national touring companies of Phantom of the Opera and the New York City Opera. Her orchestral and recital performances have taken her to Mexico, Japan, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Honduras, and most recently India.