Duo Karudan Plays Recital for Clarinet and Piano

February 13, 2015
Duo Karudan, a husband-and-wife team for clarinet and piano, will present a matinée recital on Sunday, February 22, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. Christopher Ayer is Professor of Clarinet at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, while Kae Hosoda-Ayer is Assistant Professor of Piano and Director of Collaborative Piano at Baylor University.
Their program will open with a piece from 2010 by Jeff Scott, his Toccata for clarinet and piano.
Then the duo will play Australian composer Maria Grenfell’s Time Transfixed from 2000, followed by the four-movement Sonata for Clarinet and Piano from 2010 by Nikola Resanovic, an English-born American composer of Serbian heritage.
After a brief interval, Duo Karudan will return to the stage for a performance of the Prelude from 2004 by English-American composer Leonard Mark Lewis.
Also to be heard on the recital are North Beach Rhapsody from 1991 by American composer Martin Rokeach and, from 1983, Four Pieces in Bird Shape by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.
Closing the program will be the first section, “Benny @ 100,” from the Cape Cod Files of 2009 by Cuban jazz composer, clarinetist, and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera. This movement, inspired by Benny Goodman’s unique way of mixing jazz with classical, is a celebration of the famous clarinetist/bandleader’s centennial.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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