Clarinetist Thomas Reed Presenting Faculty Recital Focused on the Romantic Era

2/3/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a faculty recital on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall featuring Music Department Chair and Professor of Music Dr. Thomas Reed on clarinet with pianist Christina Fuhrmann. The performance is free and open to the public.

Featuring pieces from the Romantic era, the program will include Gabriel Faure's musical setting of three poems in "Three Chansons, Op. 23"; "Sonata, Op. 129" by Charles Villiers Stanford, one of the greatest British composers; Niels W. Gade's "Fantasy Pieces, Op. 43," one of the most frequently played original works for clarinet and piano; and "Concert Fantasia on Motives" from Verdi's Opera: "Rigoletto" by Luigi Bassi.

Dr. Reed joined the music faculty at Ashland University in 1986 and has taught in a number of areas including applied woodwinds, music theory and jazz studies. He is a member of the Akron Symphony (bass clarinet), Ashland Symphony (principal clarinet), and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (saxophone), and has performed on clarinet or saxophone with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Blossom Festival Orchestra, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Youngstown Symphony, Blossom Festival Band and the Jazz Unit. He has been soloist with the Akron, Mansfield and Ashland symphonies and performs on CDs from the Akron Symphony, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra. His clarinet CD, "Mutually Inclusive," was released in 2008 on Capstone Records. He holds degrees from The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Akron.

For more information about the recital, visit the web site at www.ashland.edu/music<http://www.ashland.edu/music> or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu<mailto:tapplega@ashland.edu>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.