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Clarinetist Hansen to present public, no-cost faculty recital Feb. 1

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UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Eric Hansen will deliver a faculty clarinet recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Hansen, UW-Green Bay’s clarinet instructor, will begin his performance with Willson Osborne’s “Rhapsody for Solo Clarinet” and Eric P. Mandat’s “Sub(t)rainS O’Strata’s fearS.” He will also perform “Violoncello Suite I” by Johann Sebastian Bach, prior to a brief intermission. In the second half of the program, Hansen will play Russell Riepe’s “Three Studies on Flight” and Heinrich Sutermeister’s “Capriccio for Solo Clarinet” before concluding with Steve Reich’s “New York Counterpoint.”

Hansen holds a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Kentucky, and Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Music Performance from Arizona Sate University. A native of Wyoming, Hansen is a dedicated teacher and active performer of solo and chamber music. He is the clarinet instructor for UW-Green Bay Summer Music Camps and the Yellowstone Summer Music Camp in Wyoming, and has taught at the International Music Camp in North Dakota. He is co-author of “Extreme Clarinet,” a clarinet method book.

Hansen has performed in solo recitals and concert venues across the United States and internationally in Belgium, and has performed live on Wisconsin Public Radio. He has been a featured soloist with various bands and ensembles in Wisconsin, and was featured with the Yellowstone Jazz Festival Big Band in Wyoming, performing the music of Artie Shaw. Hansen has performed at the International Double Reed Society Conference with the Triad reed trio, and at the International Clarinet Association Conference as a member of the Belgian Claribel Clarinet Choir. He performs regularly as a member of Gypsy Trip, an acoustic Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer ensemble.

Hansen’s Feb. 1 recital is free and open to the public. It is the eighth concert of the 2012-13 season for UW-Green Bay, an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.

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