by Public Relations Office
February 17, 2004
Cedarville, OhioUniversity faculty members Bruce Curlette and Charles Clevenger will present a duo recital on Tuesday, Mar. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Dixon Ministry Center on the Cedarville campus.
Curlette describes the recital as "two incurable romantics playing the music of the Romantics." Together Clevenger and Curlette will perform works for clarinet and piano by Brahms and von Weber. As soloists, Clevenger will perform several Chopin preludes and Curlette will perform a piece written in honor of Claude Debussy.
Curlette is an associate professor of music at Cedarville University. He previously was a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Other appointments include solo clarinetist with The Mantovani Orchestra and associate principal clarinetist of the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.
Passionate about sharing the clarinet with the next generation of performers and composers, Curlette has presented master classes at The Ohio State University and the Kiev Conservatory. He has been appointed visiting artist/lecturer in clarinet at The Ohio State University.
Curlette received his bachelor of science degree in education from Jacksonville State University in Alabama and his master of music in clarinet performance from the Eastman School of Music. He earned a doctor of musical arts degree in clarinet performance from The Ohio State University.
Clevenger has served on the music and art faculty of Cedarville University for 22 years. Although he is a concert pianist and active painter, his first love is university students, who reciprocated by electing him Faculty Member of the Year in 2002.
Known for his brilliant sound, the tasteful effectiveness of his interpretation, his easy manner at the piano, and his engaging interaction with audiences, Clevenger effectively combines the roles of scholar, musician, visual artist, and entertainer. An active concert pianist and contest adjudicator, Clevenger holds a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati`s College-Conservatory of Music.
The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 937-766-7808.