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UCO's Faculty Artist Concert Series Continues with Four January Performances

The Sugar Fish Reed Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond. Pictured, from left, are Kadee Bramlett, assistant professor of oboe at UCO; Lori Wooden, D.M.A., professor of bassoon and associate conductor of the UCO Symphony Orchestra; and Dawn Marie Lindblade, D.M.A., associate professor of clarinet.

Jan. 4, 2017

Media Contact: Steven Akins, Marketing Manager, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, 405-974-3752, sakins1@uco.edu

UCO’S FACULTY ARTIST CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES WITH FOUR JANUARY PERFORMANCES FEATURING DIVERSE TALENT

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Faculty Artist Concert Series will start the new year with four diverse performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.           

The Faculty Artist Concert Series showcases the university’s faculty talent and raises money for student scholarships in Central’s School of Music.

On Jan. 10, the Trio Antiqua will perform “A Bedlam Rivalry: The Music of Austria and Italy,” an 18th and 19th century period performance played with historically accurate instruments, utilizing historical interpretations of the compositions. Trio Antiqua consists of Ralph Morris, D.M.A., director of the symphony orchestra and professor of viola and baroque violin; Theodora Morris, adjunct instructor of violin; and cellist Thresa Swadley.

The performance on Jan. 17, entitled “A Touch of Class and a Taste of Jazz Part Two,” will feature Jenny Rucker playing the clarinet. Rucker is a Central alumna and an adjunct clarinet instructor at UCO and Oklahoma Christian University. The event will consist of famous clarinet works by Messager, Brahms and Debussy, in which Miho Fisher will accompany Rucker on piano. Rucker will close with a Benny Goodman transcription, “Airman Special,” which will include accompanists Clayton Roffey on guitar, Jimmy Chen on drums, Rei Wang on bass and Alyssa Kozlowski on piano.

Michael Geib will continue the series with a performance on Jan. 24. Geib describes “Solos and Duos” as “an intimate evening of music that will feature several works performed on solo double bass, as well as duos performed with UCO music faculty and members of the Edmond music community.”

The concert will feature works from classical and jazz repertoire, in addition to original music by the performers.

The final Faculty Artist Concert Series performance of the month will feature the Sugar Fish Reed Trio on Jan. 31. The trio consists of Lori Wooden, D.M.A., professor of bassoon and associate conductor of the UCO Symphony Orchestra; Dawn Marie Lindblade, D.M.A., associate professor of clarinet; and Kadee Bramlett, assistant professor of oboe. Sugar Fish highlights the only reed instruments in the orchestra.

Tickets are free for students with a valid UCO ID and $10 for all others. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at www.centralconnection.org/facs, or by phone at 405-974-5004.

For a complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.

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Cutline 1: The Sugar Fish Reed Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond. Pictured, from left, are Kadee Bramlett, assistant professor of oboe at UCO; Lori Wooden, D.M.A., professor of bassoon and associate conductor of the UCO Symphony Orchestra; and Dawn Marie Lindblade, D.M.A., associate professor of clarinet.

Cutline 2: Michael Geib, D.M., assistant professor of bass at UCO, will present “Solos and Duos” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.

Cutline 3: Jenny Rucker, adjunct clarinet instructor at UCO will present “A Touch of Class and a Taste of Jazz Part Two” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.

Cutline 4: From left to right, Theodora Morris, adjunct instructor of violin, cellist Thresa Swadley and Ralph Morris, D.M.A., director of the UCO symphony orchestra and professor of viola and baroque violin, will perform as Trio Antiqua at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.