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Virtualosity Duo to perform recital Oct. 13

RELEASED: Oct. 11, 2011

Garvey Atria
Dr. Christa Garvey Dr. Karen Atria
Phillips Wilson
Dr. Nicholas Phillips Dr. Jacqueline Wilson

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a faculty/guest artist recital featuring the Virtualosity Duo, oboist Dr. Christa Garvey and bassoonist Dr. Karen Atria, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Garvey and Atria will be joined by Dr. Jacqueline Wilson on bassoon and Dr. Nicholas Phillips on piano.

Garvey is an associate professor of oboe, aural skills and chamber music at UW-Eau Claire. She is an active recitalist, has performed across the U.S. and completed a summer concert tour in Germany in 2010. Garvey was recently named the state chairperson for the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors.

Atria is an adjunct music faculty member at Denison and Otterbein universities in Columbus, Ohio. Previously she served on the music faculty at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa., and from 2002-04 she was the assistant director of education and community engagement with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Atria has extensive performing experience with orchestras and chamber music ensembles in Columbus, western Pennsylvania and Colorado, and twice has won concerto appearances with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Atria and Garvey have utilized technology to facilitate real-time rehearsals over the Internet in preparation for this event.

Phillips is an assistant professor of music at UW-Eau Claire, where he teaches applied piano, class piano and piano ensemble. Phillips has performed many solo concerts across the U.S. and has an upcoming chamber music performance on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Live from the Chazen" series.

Wilson is a lecturer of music at UW-Eau Claire. She is involved with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, and is an avid supporter of new music. As such, Wilson advocates for the integration of modern repertoire into the standard curriculum.

The recital is free and open to the public.

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