Sunday, April 9th at 3:00 PM
The duo of Clarinetist Timothy Perry and Pianist Pej (Margaret) Reitz are celebrating twenty-five years of concert collaborations with a program highlighting the many musical faces of the clarinet/piano repertoire – a “Clarinet Costume Cavalcade.” Beginning with an 1994 invitation to perform in Paris for the World Conference of the International Clarinet Association, the Perry/Reitz duo followed up in 1995 by being selected as United States Musical Ambassadors for the Department of State, winning a competition held at the Kennedy Center for the Arts. That 35-concert tour of Columbia, Equador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Haiti was followed by invitations to Harvard University and ICA conferences in Oostend, Belgium and Tama-Tokyo, Japan. Their celebrated virtuosity is matched by peerless ensemble and a wide-ranging repertoire including, as here, works from every musical period, genre and style. The first performers ever to appear on the Phelps Chamber Music Series, the duo’s ‘Cavalcade’ includes shorter selections from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods, followed by samplings of the clarinet’s contributions to jazz, tango, gypsy, vaudeville, klezmer and multimedia styles. More than ‘something for everyone’, the duo brings a new “garden of musical delights” to the Phelps patrons and guests.
Admission is $15 for the general public, $10 for museum members, and $5 for children and students with I.D. Children under 13 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.phelpsmansion.org/events. For more information, please call (607) 722-4873 or email us at email@example.com.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council, and with public funds from the Chenango Art’s Council’s Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.