UAB Music’s Denise Gainey set for recital at 11th Clarinet Symposium

denise_gainey_storyDenise Gainey, D.M.A., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Music, will give a free recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, as part of the 11th annual UAB Clarinet Symposium.

Gainey’s recital, “Cocobolo Dreams,” will take place at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. She will perform along with Kevin Chance, piano; Diane Barger, clarinet; and UAB Music’s Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, soprano. The program will include Suite from “The Victorian Kitchen Garden” by Paul Reade, Sonatine by Pierre Gabaye, Sechs deutsche Lieder, Op. 103 by Louis Spohr and Sonata for Two Clarinets and Piano by Gary Schocker.

Each year UAB Music presents the Clarinet Symposium, which is open to clarinetists of all ages and skill levels. Guest artists this year are Barger, professor of clarinet at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; John Masserini, professor of clarinet at Northern Arizona University; Michael Rowlette, D.M.A., assistant professor of clarinet and music literature at of the University of Mississippi; London Silas-Shavers, clarinet and saxophone teacher at Northwest Mississippi Community College; and The Atlanta Clarinets.

The symposium also will feature performances by professional clarinetists. A recital featuring Barger and Masserini will be at 10 a.m. March 2; a recital featuring Rowlette will be at 2:30 p.m. March 2; and an Atlanta Clarinets recital will be at 4:30 p.m. March 2. All three recitals will take place in the Hulsey Recital Hall.

A final concert featuring all symposium participants will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in UAB’s Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Gainey, who teaches clarinet and music education at UAB, directs the symposium. Call 205-975-0558 for more information.