College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO School of Music Continues Faculty Artist Concert Series with Clarinet Professor Sept. 24

September 16, 2013

The University of Central Oklahoma will present a performance featuring assistant professor of clarinet Dawn Marie Lindblade, D.M.A., at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth Street in Edmond.          

This concert is a part of the Faculty Artist Concert Series, a yearlong performance series that highlights the talents of Central music faculty members.  All performances take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Jazz Lab with proceeds supporting scholarships and the UCO School of Music.          

Lindblade, a faculty member since 2011, has performed both nationally and internationally in such halls as the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Mich., and Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace in Austria.          

Lindblade has performed in the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, among others.          

For this concert, Lindblade will perform works originally commissioned for the prestigious Michigan-based Verdehr Trio.  The Verdehr Trio’s clarinetist Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr was Lindblade’s professor in school.          

Lindblade will perform as a part of Central’s Lupine Trio, which also includes violinist Hong Zhu, D.M.A., and pianist Sallie Pollack, D.M.A.          

Zhu also studied with a member of the Verdehr Trio while attending Michigan State, violinist Walter Verdehr.          

“The Lupine Trio and this upcoming concert is really a tribute to the Verdehr Trio,” said Lindblade.          

The Lupine Trio, still in its beginning stages, was well received by audiences at the 2013 national music conference The University of Oklahoma Symposium and continues to be encouraged by the Verdehr Trio.          

“I know all the Faculty Artist Concerts so far, including mine, have had chamber music performed with fellow Central music faculty, but I really think that is a testament to the fact that our faculty love playing together,” said Lindblade.          

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the UCO School of Music at 405-974-5004.  Admission is free for Central students, faculty and staff with a Central I.D.          

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