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Guest Artists Recital: Keith Koons, clarinet, and Steven Chicurel-Stein, piano

January 21 @ 7:30 pm


Guest artists Keith Koons, clarinet, and pianist Steve Chicurel-Stein with UNC Music clarinet professor Donald L. Oehler performing music for clarinet and piano.

Richard Rodney Bennet | Crosstalk for two clarinets in B-flat, 1966

William O. Smith | Five Pieces for Solo Clarinet, 1973

Louis Cahuzac | Cantilène pour Clarinette en Si b et Piano

Gary Schocker | Sonata for Two Clarinets and Piano, 1966

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy | Konzertstücke No. 2 für zwei Klarinetten und Klavier, Op. 114, 1833

A native of Maryland, Keith Koons holds degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BME), the Manhattan School of Music (MM) and the University of Southern California (DMA). His teachers include Thomas Silliman, Donald Oehler, Leon Russianoff, Robert Genovese and Mitchell Lurie.

He has performed or presented at conferences of the International Clarinet Association in Chicago, Ohio, Utah, Belgium, Portugal, Texas, California; Nebraska, Italy, Louisiana, and Spain, national and regional conferences of the College Music Society, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, the National Flute Association, the International Double Reed Society, the American Musical Instrument Society, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the European Clarinet Association and the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium. He has held several leadership positions with the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society, and served as President from 2003-2005.

Dr. Koons is a frequent recitalist and chamber musician, often featuring new music and premiere performances. He has held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, FL since 1992, and also performs with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.


January 21
7:30 pm
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James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States