Faculty Clarinet and Piano Recital to be Held November 2

October 29, 2008

Clarinetist Dr. James Perone and pianist Kathy Reichenberger will present a faculty recital on Sunday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

They will perform Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2 and Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1 by Johannes Brahms and Maurice Ravel’s Piece en forme de habanera.

Perone, professor of music and chair of the Department of music, is a native of Columbus, Ohio, He earned a bachelor of music degree in music education from Capital University in 1980 and pursued graduate studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned a master of fine arts degree in clarinet performance in 1982, a master of arts degree in music theory in 1984 and a doctoral degree in music theory in 1988. Before joining the staff at Mount Union, Perone was an active in chamber music throughout western New York, playing clarinet in the Madera Wind Quartet and Amherst Chamber Winds. He is currently the principal clarinetist with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra and the Canton Concert Band.

He has had several articles published in music journals including ClariNetwork, The Flutist Quarterly and Interface: The Journal of New Music Research. He is also the author of The Sound of Stevie Wonder and The Words and Music of Carole King and The Words and Music of David Bowie, The Words and Music of Prince and the soon-to-be-released Mods, Rockers and the Music of the British Invasion (Praeger Publishers).

Reichenberger, a faculty accompanist, coordinator of accompanying and instructor of piano, has served for 11 years in these various capacities at Mount Union. She holds the bachelor of music education from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and the master of music in Piano Performance degree from the University of Akron. She also accompanies the Touring Ensemble of the Summit Choral Society in Akron, Ohio.

The recital is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.

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