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Clarinetists Mark Gallagher & Mike McDonald - Faculty-Guest Artist Recital

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Pealer Recital Hall, PAC 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

FSU Faculty/Guest Artist Series to Present Dr. Mark Gallagher, Master Chief Musician Michael McDonald and Dr. Jay DeWire in Concert

The Frostburg State University Department of Music Faculty/Guest Artist Series will present clarinetists Dr. Mark Gallagher and Michael McDonald and pianist Dr. Jay DeWire on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Featured works will include “Concert Piece for Two Clarinets in D Minor, No. 2, Op. 114” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Sonatina for Solo Clarinet” by Miklós Rózsa, “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano” by Francis Poulenc, “Duo Sonata No. 1 in Eb Major” by Bernhard Henrik Crusell, “Caprice for Solo Clarinet” by Anton Stadler, “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano” by Paul Hindemith and “Greetings From the Balkan for Two Clarinets and Piano” by Béla Kovács.

Gallagher, an Oberlin Conservatory of Music graduate, is an active chamber musician and has toured throughout the United States and Europe. He is an instructor of clarinet and music theory at FSU. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Gallagher is an active clinician, lecturing on occupational health issues for musicians and the Alexander Technique.

Master Chief Musician McDonald, a native of Meadville, Penn., is a member of the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C. An active freelance musician, he has performed with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, Alexandria Symphony and the Savannah Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, McDonald was selected as the band’s concertmaster.

DeWire has appeared up and down the Eastern Seaboard and is known for his dynamic interpretations of 20th-century works. His recent concerts include solo recitals at the University of Maryland College Park, a collaborative performance at Indiana University and performances at the New England Conservatory. He has appeared in numerous competitions and was a finalist in the American Musicological Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter Writing Competition.

For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

Event Type

Music, Performance, Recital


Music Department


Free and open to the public

Phone for Info


Contact Person

Theresa Skidmore

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Ticket Info - Cost/Ticket site

Free Admission, no tickets required