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"Live from the Rothwell" clarinet chamber concert

Rothwell91.3 KVLU Public Radio will broadcast a live chamber concert featuring Lamar University’s Clarinet Quartet and Clarinet Choir at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 8. The concert, broadcast as part of a new series "Live from the Rothwell," will be in the Rothwell Recital Hall.

“Classical music fans are one of the staple audiences of KVLU,” said Byron Balentine, station manager. “We are excited for this opportunity to collaborate with the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music to bring live performances to our listeners.”

Directed by Professor Kim Ellis, the Clarinet Quartet features music students Brittany Tawater, of Saginaw, Texas; Maggie Denton, Vidor Ashley Puckitt, Kountze; and Stormy Semich, Lindale. They will perform such works as “Behind the Wheel,” by William Blezard; “Concertante,” by Arnold Cooke; “The Man I Love,” by George Gershwin; “Trios Divertissments,” by Henri Tomasi; “String Quartet, K. 387 in G Major,” by W. A. Mozart; and “Jazz Duets,” by William O. Smith.

The concert will also feature a selection of clarinet solos as well as “Send In the Clowns” performed by LU’s Clarinet Choir.

KVLU offers a wide selection of locally produced classical music programs including “Morning Classics” with Joe Elwell, which airs Monday through Thursday, “Dugan on Classics,” which airs Friday and Sunday mornings and “Classical Overnight,” with Joe Elwell which airs Monday through Thursday and on Sunday, as well as a variety of other national and international broadcasts such as the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts and Classics for Kids.

KVLU is the sole public radio station for the southeast Texas area, offering an eclectic mix of news, talk and music programming. 91.3 KVLU is affiliated with National Public Radio and American Public Media. It is in its 41st year of broadcasting to Southeast Texas and is licensed to Lamar University with studios on the main campus.

Admission for this event is $15 in advance and $20 at the door with all proceeds benefitting KVLU, a non-profit station. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the station at 409-880-8164. Light refreshments will be provided.

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