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Program to feature music for clarinet, bassoon, piano

April 20, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
From left to right: Mary Druhan, Sue Barber and Luis Sanchez
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Clarinetist Dr. Mary Druhan will perform in a trio concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Druhan, associate professor of clarinet at Texas A&M University Commerce, will be joined by TAMU-Commerce colleague Dr. Luis Sanchez, piano, and Dr. Sue Barber, professor of bassoon at James Madison University, when they present works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Julius Fucik, Karl Goepfart and Mikhail Glinka.

Among the works for clarinet, bassoon and piano to be performed are Beethoven's Trio in B-flat major, op. 11, and Glinka's Trio Pathétique in d minor, according to Dr. Christopher Ayer, professor of clarinet in the SFA School of Music.

"The most well known of these works is the Glinka," Ayer said, "which showcases all of the instruments in the trio and will be an instant audience favorite."

Druhan has enjoyed an active performing career in the United States, Germany, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Thailand and Puerto Rico. She became a member of the Dallas Wind Symphony in 2003 and has since also performed with the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, Triforia Winds, Shreveport Symphony, Shreveport Opera, East Texas Symphony, Plano Symphony and the Color of Sound chamber series.

Barber serves as chair of the woodwind area at the James Madison University School of Music. She is a member of the resident faculty ensemble The Montpelier Wind Quintet. During the summer, she is a member of the artist/teaching faculty at the Brevard Music Festival in Brevard, North Carolina. She is an active freelance bassoonist, performing regularly with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, Opera on The James and the Williamsburg Sinfonia.

For more than two decades, Sanchez has maintained an active career as soloist, collaborative artist and teacher. He has appeared in concerts in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. Since 2011, he has presented lectures yearly at the Texas Music Teachers Association Convention, and he is a 2011 and 2013 TMTA Collegiate Teacher of Year nominee.

While on the SFA campus, Druhan and Barber will present a master class for SFA clarinetists and bassoonists. Druhan will also present a separate workshop on coping with performance related injuries for all music students. She has suffered from and is undergoing treatment for a serious playing-related injury, which inspired her research into musician injury, prevention and recovery, Ayer said.

Admission to the concert is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/.