Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall
UPEI Clarinet Professor Karem J. Simon will team with Nova Scotian collaborative pianist Jennifer King in a recital of music for clarinet and piano on January 26 at 7:30 pm at the Dr. Steel Recital. Its title, Fräulein Klarinette, refers to the name affectionately given by Johannes Brahms to Richard Mühlfeld, whose exquisite musicianship and clarinet tone inspired Brahms to renege on his proposed retirement and write several chamber works for clarinet.
Brahms’ Sonata Op. 120, No. 1 forms the centrepiece of this recital’s programming. It is among the most respected works of the clarinet repertoire and is remarkable in showcasing Brahms’ understanding of the technical and expressive elements of the clarinet. Other works by Louis Cahuzac, Ernest Chausson, Leonard Bernstein, and Adolf Schreiner will be performed.
Jennifer King has established a career as a versatile pianist, equally comfortable in solo and chamber roles. In September of 2018 she was involved in the presentation of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” and last January, she visited Charlottetown to perform music from her first solo CD, O Mistress Moon!.
Tickets for this recital may be acquired at the admission’s desk on the night of the recital.