PULLMAN, Wash. — A guest recital featuring the Arizona State University Percussion/Clarinet Duo with J.B. Smith and Robert Spring is set for March 29 on the Washington State University campus.
The 7:30 p.m. program will be held in Bryan Hall, Room 305, and is open to the public without charge.
The program includes works by Libby Larsen, Robert Schietroma, Edward Miller, Chester Mais, Glenn Hackbarth, Norbert Goddaer and J.B. Smith.
The duo was founded in September 1988. The group has performed at the 1991 and 1995 International ClarinetFest, the 1992 Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, as well as at several composer forums and the National Music Educators National Conference meetings. The duo has prepared several clarinet/percussion chamber pieces with the direction of composers including Joan Tower, Larsen, David Stock, Goddaer and Hackbarth.
Percussionist Smith is coordinator of Percussion Studies at ASU. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, his master’s from the University of Illinois and his doctorate from the University of North Texas.
Spring, described as “one of this country’s most sensitive and talented clarinetists,” has several recording to his credit, including the first recording of Grawemeier Award-winning composer Joan Tower’s works for clarinet. He earned three degrees from the University of Michigan. Spring is president-elect of the International Clarinet Association.
The concert is sponsored by the clarinet program at WSU and the University of Idaho. Boosey and Hawkes and Hoffman Music Company provided financial support.