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AU presenting series of music recitals this week

Published on April 06, 2022
College of Arts & Sciences

ASHLAND, Ohio – The department of music at Ashland University will present three recitals during a four-day span, starting Thursday, April 7. All three performances will take place in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall (room 115) in the Center for the Arts. Each one is free and open to the public.

On Thursday, Thomas Reed, professor of music at AU, will play the clarinet and saxophone alongside pianist Shitong Sigler, who has performed internationally and is an adjunct instructor. The faculty recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. and includes compositions by C.P.E. Bach, Max Bruch, Robert Muczynski and Camille Saint-Saens.

On Sunday, April 10, AU senior music majors Kristopher Farinet and Isaac Franks will perform concerts at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. Farinet plays the tuba. His recital will include a sonata by Antonio Vivaldi, adapted for tuba and piano, “Andante e Rondo” by Antonio Capuzzi, “Beelzebub” by Andrea Catozzi and a duet by David Uber that will feature Scott Garlock, professor of music at AU, on trombone.

Franks is a trombonist. His performance will consist of Paul Hindemith’s “Bassoon Sonata,” Leonard Bernstein’s “Elegy for Mippy II” and a sonata by Axel Jorgenson as well as two low brass ensemble works in Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Drei Equali” and Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Achieved is the Glorious Work.”

For more information, contact Tom Reed at 419-289-5158 or

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