ASC Music Department hosts Solaris Clarinet Trio

(10-08-2009)

The Adams State College Music Department will host the USAF Solaris Clarinet Trio with percussion at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Leon Recital Hall. At 2 p.m., the same day, a woodwind masterclass will be held in the Adams State Music Building band room.

Both events are free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the evening concert and can be picked up in the Music Department office or in the Valley Courier office.

Claudia Weir, Adams State adjunct professor clarinet, is a member of the Solaris Trio. Established in 1999, Solaris bring the rich, sonorous sounds of clarinets and percussion to the musical offerings of The United States Air Force Academy Band. Supporting community relations, recruiting, troop morale, and educational outreach missions, this well-honed ensemble embraces traditional clarinet quartet literature, exciting new works adding percussion, and an eclectic collection of arrangements originating from folk and popular styles. With "clarinetistry" at its finest and percussive flair, the quintet's winning mix of inspirational, sophisticated selections and quirky, comedic musical jests is sure to satisfy a wide array of audience members, young and old. As seen and heard from their public concerts to military functions across America, Solaris exemplifies the world-class musicianship of the United States Air Force Academy Band and the outstanding professionalism of the United States Air Force.

For more information call the Adams State Music Department at 719-587-7621.

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