Yasinitsky, Barash to perform in recital at WSU

Washington State University flute instructor Ann Marie Yasinitsky and oboe professor Amarai Barash will be featured during a faculty recital Sept. 23 on the WSU campus. The 8 p.m. program is set for Bryan Hall Auditorium and is open to the public without charge.

Yasinitsky, assisted by pianist Gerald Berthiaume, pianist Sheila Zilar and cellist Eugene Zenzen, will perform works by French composers Jolivet and Gaubert. Barash, assisted by pianist Susan Chan, will perform works by Robert Schumann and Peter Maxwell Davies.

Yasinitsky and Barash will also perform a duo for flute and oboe by Thea Musgrave.

Yasinitsky joined the WSU music faculty in 1991. She teaches flute and classes in music history and theory. She is featured on the recent CD “Solstice Live” and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Special Commendation in the Vienna Modern Masters International Recording Competition and a Solo Recitalist Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Yasinitsky can also be heard on recordings released by Vienna Modern Masters, the Musical Heritage Society and Soul Note Records.

She has performed with Gunther Schuller’s New England Ragtime Ensemble and as a flutist with numerous orchestras including the Spokane Symphony, San Jose Symphony and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. She is principal flutist with the Washington Idaho Symphony and regularly performs throughout the region.

Barash joined the WSU music faculty in 2002 as oboe professor and music education specialist. She studied with Richard Killmer at the Eastman School of Music and was awarded the Performer¹s Certificate for musical excellence. Barash earned her Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music where she studied with the late Ronald Roseman.

She also studied and performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the Utah Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Norfolk Contemporary Music Seminar. Barash earned her doctorate at the City University of New York.

Yasinitsky and Barash are members of the Solstice Wind Quintet, in residence at WSU.

The concert is sponsored by the School of Music and Theatre Arts.

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