UTC To Host Second Annual River City Clarinet Winter Festival Jan. 19

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The UTC Music Department, in collaboration with the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir, will present the second annual River City Clarinet Winter Festival on Saturday, Jan. 19. The festival will take place both at Cadek Recital Hall, 725 Oak St., and Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Both performances are presented free of charge and are open to the general public. 

This one-day event will be packed with opportunities for student, amateur, and professional clarinetists. It will include a guest artist recital, a lecture and workshop, informal chamber music performances and the preparation and presentation of the Festival Clarinet Choir Concert, which will bring the festival to a close.    

This year’s guest artist-clinician will be Dr. Jun Qian, an internationally renowned performer and teacher who is widely recognized for blending formidable technical agility with impeccable musical artistry. In addition to conducting the Festival Choir and presenting a lecture to the participants, Dr. Qian will perform a recital titled after his latest CD, East Meets West. This program features a combination of works by Chinese and European composers.

The River City Clarinet Winter Festival is made possible in part by funding from the UTC Music Department, The UTC Speakers & Special Events Fund, the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir, and by donations from Selmer of Paris, Vandoren, Eble Music, Rico, Consistent-C Instrument Repair, and Giant Steps Music Corporation.  

For more information about the festival or any of its events, contact festival director Dr. Nikolasa Tejero at Nikolasa-Tejero@utc.edu, or access the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir’s festival page at http://www.chattanoogaclarinetchoir.com/rccwfestival-2013.html.

Please keep in mind to park in the covered parking deck when attending performances at Cadek Recital Hall and not in the spaces which are reserved for Cadek Conservatory and WUTC to avoid being ticketed.



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