An Evening of 18th Century Wind Chamber Music for 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns
Featuring Janice L. Minor (clarinet), Sue Barber (bassoon) and Ian Zook (horn)

October 9, 2012 Tuesday @ 8 p.m. Recital Hall


Active as an orchestral player, solo recitalist, chamber musician, clinician, and music educator, Dr. Janice L. Minor has performed and appeared in a wide variety of venues throughout the United States and Europe. She will take the stage with JMU faculty members Sue Barber and Ian Zook for a concert program featuring Beethoven’s Sextet in Eb Major, Op. 71, Weber’s Adagio & Rondo in Eb Major, Kreutzer’s Six Waltzes and Mozart’s Serenade in Eb Major, K. 375.

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 U.S. Army Europe Band in Heidelberg, Germany; U.S. Army Band Pershing’s Own; Northwest Symphony Orchestra; Cincinnati Eighteenth Century Ensemble; Aspen Music Festival; Lucca Music Festival in Lucca, Italy; Interlochen Arts Academy; and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She earned a B.F.A. in clarinet performance from the SUNY-Purchase College, M.M. in clarinet performance and music education from Northwestern University, Artist Diploma from DePaul University and D.M.A. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a Buffet Crampon performing artist and music reviewer for The Clarinet, official journal of the International Clarinet Association. Her current CD project is recording The Recital Clarinetist.

Sue Barber is associate professor of bassoon at James Madison University and faculty artist with the Brevard Music Festival during the summer season. As a freelance musician in the region, she performs regularly with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera on The James and Opera Roanoke. Previous positions include principal bassoon of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Opera, Sarasota Opera and Natchez Opera, and assistant principal bassoon with the Baton Rouge Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia (Spain), Rhode Island Philharmonic and the New Haven Symphony. She has presented master classes and recitals in Asia, Europe and throughout the United States. Barber has also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the National Flute Association Conferences in Washington, D.C. and New York City, several International Double Reed Society Conventions and the Virginia Music Educator’s annual conference. She holds degrees from Louisiana State University, The Juilliard School and The Crane School of Music.

Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He joined the faculty of James Madison University in 2009 and performs frequently with the Madison Brass. As a soloist he has performed with numerous ensembles including the JMU Brass Band at the Kennedy Center, the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Baroque Consort, and most recently the Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville in performances of Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Zook’s orchestral experience is extensive and has included positions with the Princeton and Haddonfield Symphony Orchestras, as well as performances as a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Harrisburg, Richmond, Delaware and Vermont Symphonies. Zook holds a B.M. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and an M.M. from the University of Michigan.

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