Sue Barber

Sue Barber, bassoon; and Janice L. Minor, clarinet; Paulo Steinberg, piano

Wednesday, April 11 @ 8 p.m., Recital Hall

This award-winning trio of faculty members perform the works of J.S. Bach, René Dulcos, Paul Hindemith, Liduino Pitombeira and Edmundo Villani-Cortes.

Sue Barber is the Associate Professor of Bassoon and coordinator of the Woodwind Area at the James Madison University School of Music. She performers regularly as a member of the Montpelier Wind Quintet and teaches at the Brevard Music Festival in Brevard, NC during the summer season. In addition, she is an active freelance bassoonist in the region, having performed regularly with The Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, Opera on The James, Chamber Orchestra of Southwest Virginia and The Oratorio Society of Charlottesville. Barber earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York; a Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Louisiana State University.

Janice L. Minor is the clarinet professor at James Madison University and the Saarburger Serenaden: International Music Festival and School in Saarburg, Germany. She is an active chamber and orchestral musician having performed with the Montpelier Wind Quintet, the Prestige Clarinet Quartet, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Pops, Cincinnati Opera, Richmond Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, as well as on soundtracks for The Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Appearances as soloist, chamber musician and clinician include: the United States Army Europe Band in Heidelberg, Germany; the United States Army Band Pershing’s Own; the Northwest Symphony Orchestra; the Cincinnati Eighteenth Century Ensemble; Aspen Music Festival; Opera Theater of Lucca Music Festival in Lucca, Italy; the Interlochen Arts Academy; and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Minor is a Buffet Crampon USA performing artist/clinician music reviewer for The Clarinet, the official journal of the International Clarinet Association.

An active recitalist, Dr. Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist in the USA, Brazil, Canada and Iceland. Recently he has presented a lecture-recital at the International Festival “Experiencing Villa-Lobos” and has performed in several venues, including two solo recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Steinberg initiated a partnership with Música no Museu, an organization in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that co-sponsors a competition yearly, providing performance opportunities and scholarships for young musicians. He often serves as an adjudicator in piano competitions, and offers master classes, lectures and workshops in the USA and abroad. Steinberg is president of the Harrisonburg Music Teachers Association and holds the position as State Coordinator for the Music Teachers National Association Junior Competitions. A winner of several national competitions in Brazil, he holds a Master’s degree from Arizona State University and a doctorate from Indiana University.

Ticket prices: $8–$10 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.
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