Internationally known clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt will be the special guest artist for a New Music Concert at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Saturday, Oct. 15.

Gythfeldt will be joined by music faculty members Nina Assimakopoulos, Paul Scea, Michael Ibrahim, and pianist Carol Beall.

The event begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A) and is free and open to the public.

Gythfeldt, a native of Norway, has distinguished herself in chamber music, orchestral and contemporary music performance on the international stage. Her professional life began in New York City in 1991, where she became absorbed in performance projects with some of the city’s most prominent and accomplished ensembles, such as the Group for Contemporary Music, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

She is equally at home in traditional, contemporary and alternative/cross-over genres and is currently considered one of the premier performers and promoters of avant-garde and experimental contemporary music in the United States.

She also performs as guest principal clarinet with Opera Delaware, as a soloist with the Serafin String Quartet and with Delaware artist faculty Ashley Pigford in PG2, a sound-art duo.

Gythfeldt is associate professor of clarinet and chamber music at the University of Delaware. She can be heard on recordings by CBS Masterworks, CRI, Albany, Koch and Mode Records; the 2005 Albany Records release of two solo clarinet pieces by Robert Morris; and as lead clarinet in the new 2010 release of Joe Zawinul with Absolute Ensemble.

For more information about the recital, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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