Guest Recital by Clarinetist F. Gerard Errante Set for Nov. 7

Nov. 4, 1996

by Richard Veit

F. Gerard Errante, known internationally as an outstanding performer of contemporary clarinet music, will present a recital at Baylor University at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Meadows Recital Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

A native of New York City, Errante holds a doctorate in music from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He now serves as professor of music at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va.

Errante has made recordings for such major labels as CRI and Telarc, as well as for national radio stations throughout the world. His latest compact disc, Shadows of Ancient Dreams, is scheduled to be released by Capstone Records early next year. Among his publications are A Selective Clarinet Bibliography, Contemporary Clarinet Repertoire and several compositions for clarinet, one of which-"Elegy for Gilda" for clarinet and digital delay-will be performed on the Baylor program.

Other works performed at the Nov. 7 recital will be "Waterwings" by Mark R. Bunce, "Different Geometry" by Peter Graham, "Conversations with Myself" by Charles Bestor, "Snake Charmer" by Todd Winkler, "Canto (de Las Sombras)" by Robert Scott Thompson, and "Milk Teeth" by Michael Lowenstern. All but the Graham piece will feature some form of electronic processing.

The recital by Errante is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 755-3991.

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