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Summer Chamber Music Series to Premiere
at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: June 27, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department in cooperation with University Centers and Programs will present a series of recitals titled SUMMER WINDS on Sunday afternoons during July and August.

All three programs of chamber music for winds and piano will begin at 2 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recitals are free and open to the public.

On July 10 a recital of music for clarinet, bassoon and piano will be given by Clearly Three. The ensemble is made up of Richard Fletcher, Kristine Fletcher and Barbara Wimunc-Pearson, all members of UW-Eau Claire's faculty since the early 1980s. They have performed together numerous times during the past 20 years, officially coming together as an ensemble in 2002 as a result of a research project on music for this instrumental combination.

The Clearly Three trio has been invited to perform at the International Clarinet Festival in Tokyo later this summer. The SUMMER WINDS recital will feature music from the late 20th century, including an "Italian Trio" by Czech composer Ivana Loudova, inspired by her visits to Italy; a one-movement trio by Costa Rican composer Benjamin Gutierrez; 10 dancing games from Quebec by Christopher Weait; and three light-hearted pieces from South America.

The July 31 event will be a recital by flutist Tim Lane and pianist Beverly Soll. Lane, a faculty member who teaches flute and world music, and Soll, arts and events coordinator at the university, have teamed up before for recitals, including a December 2000 "Music from the Elvehjem" performance broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio. The recital will feature music by 20th century Hungarian, Dutch and French composers and Eau Claire composer David Baker.

The Aug. 14 SUMMER WINDS recital will feature oboist Christa Garvey and pianist Beverly Soll. Garvey, who joined the music faculty in fall 2003, teaches music theory and applied oboe. This recital of songs and fantasies includes arrangements of folk songs by the Hungarian composer Bela Bartok and the African American composer William Grant Still, as well as Rachmaninoff’s famous "Vocalise," intermixed with fantasy and virtuoso pieces by French and Danish composers.

For more information about the SUMMER WINDS series, call (715) 836-2787.

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