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Håkan Rosengren, clarinet, in recital


February 11, 2003 :: No. 152

Hakan Rosengren

Håkan Rosengren

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Who: Department of Music at Cal State Fullerton
What: Håkan Rosengren, clarinet, in recital
with Anne Epperson, piano
and guest violinist Ernest Salem
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Where: Recital Hall, California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd. (Nutwood and State College Blvd.) Fullerton
Program: Church Sonata in B flat major for clarinet and piano W. A. Mozart
Sonata for clarinet and piano .............. Paul Hindemith
Introduction et Rondo for clarinet and piano ....... Charles Marie Widor
Suite for clarinet, violin and piano .......... Darius Milhaud
Fantasy Pieces for clarinet and piano ......... Niels Gade
Fantasie from the opera "Der Freischutz" ............... Fritz Kroepsch
Arr. von Weber

Internationally acclaimed clarinetist Håkan Rosengren appears regularly as soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, with recent performances with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic, Porto Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, among others, and collaborating with conductors Neeme Jarvi, Christopher Hogwood, and Esa Pekka Salonen. In addition to his performances with orchestras he has performed at chamber music festivals in Santa Fe, La Jolla, and Round Top Texas, and given recitals in China, Korea, the U.S. and throughout Europe. Rosengren studied at the State Academy of Music in Stockholm, Sweden and the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium. Sponsored by the Fulbright Commission and the Scandinavia America Foundation, he studied at the University of California with James Kanter and Mitchell Lurie. He has received first prize awards in competitions sponsored by the Los Angeles Arts Council, UNESCO International, Concert Artists Guild International New York, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Rosengren has recorded on variety of labels including Accord, Musica Sveciae, Caprice, Nytorp, Phono Sveciae, and with Sony Classical the Nielsen Concerto, Esa Pekka Salonen, conducting. Rosengren is currently professor of clarinet at California State University, Fullerton.

Pianist Anne Epperson debuted at the age of twelve with the New Orleans Philharmonic and has since appeared throughout the U.S. with orchestras and in recital. She has been a featured performer and coach at the Aspen Music Festival, Chamber Music North West, the Scotia Festival, the Taos Chamber Music Festival and the Pensacola Classicfest, and has appeared as a collaborative partner in concert with distinguished soloists in North and South America and in Europe. She has recorded for Vanguard, Musical Heritage Society, Nonesuch, Centaur and Koch International, and has professionally produced and edited recordings for Nonesuch and Azica recording companies. A scholarship student at the Juilliard School, she also attended Louisiana State University and the University of Southern California, where she was appointed staff accompanist for the Jascha Heifetz master class. She is currently on the artist faculty of the Sarasota Music Festival and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA. In 1985 Epperson joined the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music to create and serve as head of the Collaborative Piano Department. She is also staff accompanist for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and has been coordinator of pianists for the American String Teachers Association National Competition.

Ernest Salem, violinist, is currently a professor of music at California State University, Fullerton. He has performed in concerts and recitals across the U.S. and presented master classes at various universities and colleges. Active as a freelance musician in the Los Angeles area, he has performed with the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Asia American Orchestra and South Coast Symphony. Formerly Concertmaster of the Wichita and Las Cruces Symphony, Salem has also served as principal second of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the Texas Chamber and Texas Opera Theater Orchestras. As a chamber musician, Salem has been first violinist with Wichita State’s Fairmount Quartet, a member of the College of St. Benedict’s chamber ensemble “Pastiche,” and violinist with New Mexico State’s Delphian Trio. Currently he is violinist with the Premiere Trio and performs regularly as a chamber musician throughout Southern California. Salem holds degrees from Michigan State University, the University of Houston, and the University of Minnesota. Included among his teachers are Yfrah Neaman, Fredell Lack and members of the Juilliard Quartet.

Admission: Advance sales $20 ($12 with advance Titan discount/$9 with advance CSUF student discount)
Box Office: Tickets available at the Performing Arts Center box office 657-278-3371. Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays and one hour prior to performance. Or online at: tickets.com
Internet Site: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/
Media Contact: Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434




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