UTC’s Department of Music will presents clarinetist and UTC alumnus Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick in a guest artist recital on Sunday at 3 p.m. The performance will take place in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. This performance is offered as part of the Homecoming 2013 celebrations.
Dr. Kirkpatrick’s eclectic program will include Robert Muczynski’s Time Pieces, a “tour de force” for clarinet and piano, Leo Weiner’s Peregi Verbunk, a work steeped in the Hungarian folk element, Felix Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece No. 2, Op. 114 for two clarinets and piano, and Eric Mandat’s unaccompanied piece Tricolor Capers. He will be assisted by pianist Tim Hinck, and UTC’s clarinet professor Dr. Nikolasa Tejero. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Kirkpatrick is currently the assistant professor of Clarinet studies at the University of Montana and serves in the International Clarinet Association as the Montana State Chair. After graduating from UTC in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance, he went on to receive his Master of Music from the University of New Mexico and DMA from Michigan State University.
Over the past several years, Dr. Kirkpatrick has established himself as a performing artist and teacher of the clarinet, performing with several noted ensembles and symphonies, such as the Detroit Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. In addition, he has appeared at numerous national and international conferences, including the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest, North American Saxophone Alliance, and the World Bass Clarinet Congress in Rotterdam, Netherlands. D.r Kirkpatrick has made several recordings, and can be heard on a recently released recording of William Walton’s “Facade: An Entertainment” with the Albion Chamber Players.
For more information call the UTC Music office at 425-4601 or see the Music Depepartment website at http://utc.edu/music.