Clarinetist Yi He Returns To Baylor For Guest Recital

Jan. 13, 2005

by Richard Veit

Baylor University graduate Yi He will present a guest clarinet recital at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in Meadows Recital Hall. He will be joined on stage by another Baylor alumnus, pianist Fernando Z·ñiga.

Their program will open with the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, followed by James Cohn's arrangement of the Three Preludes by George Gershwin.

Following intermission, the musicians will present Francis Poulenc's Clarinet Sonata and conclude the program with French composer André Messager's Solo de concours.

A native of China, Yi now serves as clarinet instructor for the Lewisville Independent School District. He earned his bachelor's degree in music in 1993 at Baylor, where he studied under Richard Shanley. He also holds a master of music degree from Temple University and a secondary music school diploma from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Yi has performed as clarinetist with the New World Symphony Orchestra, the Waco Symphony Orchestra, the American Waterways Wind Symphony, Princeton Pro Musica, the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Concerts and (under conductor Leonard Slatkin at the Kent-Blossom Music Festival) the Cleveland Orchestra.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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