Imaginary Friends Ensemble to perform Jan. 30

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Antonio Truyols and Leslie Simmons of the Imaginary Friends Ensemble will perform rare works for clarinet Jan. 30 at WCU.

Antonio Truyols and Leslie Simmons of the Imaginary Friends Ensemble will perform rare works for clarinet Jan. 30 at WCU.

The Imaginary Friends Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the campus of Western Carolina University.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Imaginary Friends Ensemble is Leslie Simmons on clarinet and Antonio Truyols on piano. Simmons, a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has collected sheet music from the library of her former clarinet teacher, famed jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Al Gallodoro, who died in 2008. “All of the pieces on this recital are rare,” said Shannon Thompson, associate professor of clarinet in the WCU School of Music.

The program will include a concerto for clarinet by Burnet Tuthill (1888-1982); “Capricho Pintoresco” by Miguel Yuste (1870-1947); a work based on “Fantasy Impromptu” by Frédéric Chopin (1810-49); and a clarinet concerto by Ralph Hermann (1914-94).

For more information, call the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.


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