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Lamont Featured Performance: Clarinet Professor Jeremy Reynolds and pianist Heidi Brende Leathwood

Jeremy Reynolds

Clarinet Professor Jeremy Reynolds is exploring new territory with pianist Heidi Brende Leathwood in a recital on February 2. Together, the two will perform a program that opens doors to intriguing and fascinating music.

“This concert is filled with lyrical, technical and acrobatic playing that challenges us in exciting ways,” Reynolds says. “It showcases virtuosic playing from both of us.”

The first half of the concert features all French music, beginning with a late classical sonata by Jean-Xavier Lefèvre. The half will close with Pierre Gabaye’s Sonatine for Clarinet and Piano.  Gabaye was the winner of the Prix de Rome (a scholarship for arts students) in the musical composition category in 1956.

The second half of the concert opens with Nikola Resanovic’s Alt.Music.Ballistix, a spirited piece for clarinet and CD. “Electronic can really stretch the ears of the audience, but this piece is really fun and accessible. It even contains Baltic dance music,” Reynolds says.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Hamilton Recital Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, with a reception to meet the artists following the performance. Tickets, available at the Newman Center box office, are $21 for adults and $19 for seniors. Admission is free for students from any school (with ID) and all DU Pioneer Card holders. Parking is free at the Newman Center parking garage.

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