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January 2005

Release Date: January 25, 2005

New ASU Faculty to Present Piano, Clarinet Concert with Guest Violist

Two of Angelo State University's newest music faculty members will perform "An Evening of Duos and Trios," featuring the works of Schumann, Weber, Bruch and Mozart on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Carr Recital Hall in ASU's Carr Education-Fine Arts Building.

Dr. Shannon Loehrke, assistant professor of piano, and Dr. Christine Damm, assistant professor of single reeds, will be joined by guest artist Coca Bochonko on viola for the 7:30 p.m. concert, which is open free to the public. The program will feature Loehrke on piano and Damm on clarinet.

The first half of the performance will be Schumann's Marchenbilder (Fairy Tales), Op. 113, for viola and piano, followed by Weber's Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48, for clarinet and piano. Both pieces are flashy works for both the soloist and the pianist.

After intermission, the artists will perform Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498, for clarinet, viola and piano, followed by four of Max Bruch's Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 83.

Guest artist Bochonko is a violist with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the St. Cloud String Quartet as well as a founding member of the Tresca String Quartet. She has performed in Canada, in the United States and on radio broadcasts of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. She studied viola at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

For further information, contact ASU's Department of Art and Music at (325) 942-2085.