Special 'Concert in Duo' Set at A&M International Tuesday, Jan. 30

A former Laredo music educator and her current counterpart will join together for a special duo musical performance program on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at Texas A&M International University's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library's Great Room.

The event. "Concert in Duo," will be free of charge and open to the public.

Jennifer Cahill Clark, violist and current A&M International visiting assistant professor of music, will be joined by pianist and former Laredo Community College music educator and composer Sylvia Hazlerig for "Concert in Duo."

The program will include Franz Schubert's "Sonata in A minor Arpeggione", a favorite of many musicians, originally written for the unique period instrument, the arpeggione. Also scheduled are two works composed by Hazlerig: a theme and variations entitled "A Voice Crying In The Wilderness," and "Sonata 2000 for Viola and Piano."

Cahill Clark has long admired Hazlerig's compositions and said she has performed her works in Laredo and Colorado.

"It's not often that artists are blessed to be able to perform with the composer and I'm truly excited by this rare opportunity. These two compositions are especially indicative of Ms. Hazlerig's composing skills. She plans to publish these works and others in the near future. She enjoys writing for the viola, and is currently working on another composition for viola, cello, and piano," Cahill Clark explained.

Hazlerig will also be meeting with University students in music and composition classes, she noted.

"Again, this is a special privilege for our students -- many are exploring composition and theory at various levels -- the opportunity to meet with a composer of merit and discuss the challenges that composers face is rare," she explained.

Cahill Clark joined the University faculty in Fall 2000. She holds a Masters in Music Performance from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a Bachelors of Music, also in Music Performance, from the University of North Texas (UNT). She is currently completing her doctorate at UNT.

In addition to her classes, she directs the University's A&M International String Ensemble. Prior to joining the University, she was a faculty member at LCC.

Hazlerig, who was a prominent member of the LCC faculty from 1979-1997, holds a Masters in Music Literature from Central Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Theory from the UNT.

She is retired and now lives in Colorado.

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