March 29, 2013

Duo Pegasus to give master class, free concert April 5

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master_class_webClarinetist Scott Wright and pianist Linda Halloin, known as Duo Pegasus, will visit the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Music Friday, April 5, 2013, for a student master class and a free, public concert performance.

The master class for music students will take place at 12:20 p.m., with the concert at 7:30 p.m. in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. On the program are Four Hungarian Dances by Kokai Reszó, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by York Bowen, Zarabandeo by Arturo Márquez, “The Enchanted Glen” by Jennifer Barker and Concerto for Clarinet by Elie Siegmeister. For more details call 205-934-7376.

Halloin and Wright formed Duo Pegasus in 1998 while teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Duo Pegasus delights audiences with creative and engaging programming – their extensive repertoire includes all major standard classical works and many contemporary and newly-composed pieces, jazz and light-hearted fare. Duo Pegasus has performed throughout the United States and been featured at the International Clarinet Association’s annual conferences, as well as at many colleges and universities. In November 2002, Duo Pegasus traveled to Slovakia to the seventh International New Music Festival in Bratislava, where they were the first American instrumental group to present solo performances at that event. The group toured Italy in 2004 and appeared in a series of concerts in the Naples region, where they were also guest artists and teachers at the prestigious Naples Conservatory of Music. Duo Pegasus recently returned from a tour of Great Britain where they were featured in performances at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and the University of Chichester.   

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