Clarinet Recital to Challenge and Entertain

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-Most people do not typically associate the clarinet with the profane or the profound. However, on October 23, Dr. Bruce Curlette of Cedarville University intends to challenge that perception with his recital “The Profane and the Profound: An Evening of Unaccompanied Clarinet Music.”

“The clarinet is a marvelous instrument that can communicate the entire scope of human expression,” shares Curlette. “This recital will be both entertaining and thought-provoking. It will feature both the frivolous and the profound.”

The night will include a special world premiere of “Reflections On ‘O Sacred Head, Now Wounded’" by acclaimed composer and fellow professor, Dr. Steven Winteregg.

Previously a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Curlette has also served as solo clarinetist with The Mantovani Orchestra and associate principal clarinetist of the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.

Curlette received his bachelor of science degree in education from Jacksonville State University in Alabama and his master of music degree in clarinet performance from the Eastman School of Music. He earned a doctorate of musical arts in clarinet performance from The Ohio State University. Curlette has studied under D. Stanley Hasty and James M. Pyne.

The performance will take place in the Recital Hall of Cedarville’s Dixon Ministry Center on Tuesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 937-766-7728.