Clarinetist and Binghamton University Professor and Chair of the Music Department, Timothy B Perry, and Margaret (Pej) Reitz, Pianist, accompanist, and 

Hartwick College Hosts Clarinet/Piano Duo

February 18, 2016

Hartwick College will present clarinetist Dr. Timothy Perry and pianist Margaret Reitz in concert on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theater, on the College campus. Their performance, titled “Spanglish: Music of Passion and Propriety,” is free and open to the public.

The internationally-acclaimed duo will present an evening of music from England and Spain — subtitled “National Sounds in the Global Environment” — defining and expanding the audience’s understanding of cultural patrimony, artistic identity, and cross-cultural interaction.

The evening’s Spanish compositions include the brilliant Capricho Pintoresco by Manuel Yuste, the exquisite Intermezzo of Julian Menendez, Joquin Rodrigo’s intimate La Enamorata junto al pequeño surtidor, and Isaac Albeniz’ exciting Sevilla. English composition will be represented by the classic Five Bagatelles of Gerald Finzi, two masterful movements from Erich Korngold’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Paul Reade’s BBC-inspired suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden.

Playing live together since 1993, Perry and Reitz made their mark as international artists with a recital at the 1994 International Clarinet Association (ICA) Conference in Paris. The duo was selected in 1996 by the Kennedy Center to serve as United States Musical Ambassadors for the Department of State, presenting a month-long tour of 36 concerts throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. They returned to present award-winning recitals at ICA conferences in Ostend, Belgium, and Tokyo-Tama, Japan, as well as continuing to present innovative recital programs at Binghamton University and other major universities including Cornell and Harvard.

Prior to joining the Binghamton University faculty in 1986, Perry was a resident of Oneonta. Concertgoers in the community may remember him from his tenure as a member of the Catskill Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Catskill Woodwind Quintet.

For more information on the evening’s performance, call the Hartwick College Department of Music at (607) 431-4800.