Piano, clarinet duo perform at OSU

Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse will be performing at OSU. (contributed photo)

Chamber Music Corvallis presents the duo of Jon Manasse, clarinet, and Jon Nakamatsu, piano on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at La Sells Stewart Center. The concert is sponsored by the Associated Students of Oregon State University.

Jon Manasse graduated from the Juilliard School and was the youngest winner of the International Clarinet Society Competition. He is associate professor of clarinet at the Eastman School of Music and recently became a faculty member at the Juilliard School. He also maintains a rigorous schedule of performance.

Jon Nakamatsu was the gold medalist of the prestigious Tenth Van Cliburn piano competition in 1997. Since that time he has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu have found time in their busy schedules to collaborate and perform together across the country in many prestigious series. They have served as artistic co-directors of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival since the summer of 2006.

The program includes Johannes Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in f minor, Op. 120, No. 1; Carl Maria von Weber Grand Duo Concertante in E-flat major, J. 204;  Felix Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso in E major, Op. 14; Paquito D’Rivera ‘Lecuonerias’ from The Cape Cod Files; John Novacek Four Rags for Two Jons.  The last two works were expressly written for these virtuoso performers.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $22 at Grass Roots Bookstore in Corvallis or on line at our website, http://www.violins.org. Tickets are $25 at the door on concert night. A parent accompanying their child is admitted for $10. OSU students with ID and K-12 students enter free.  Tickets are $5 for other students and student spouses. Further information about Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu can be found at http://parkerartists.com/NewPages/manasse.html and http://www.jonnakamatsu.com/bio/ .

For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances in Chamber Music Corvallis’ 52nd season please visit www.violins.org or call Marilyn Miller at 541-752-7222.

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