The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century
Clarinetist E. Michael Richards presents a program of contemporary music featuring works by Barbara Rettagliati, Andrew Rindfleisch, Liza Lim, and Hitomi Kaneko.
As a recitalist of new music, E. Michael Richards has premiered over 150 works that have utilized the clarinet at performances throughout the United States, Japan, Australia, and Western Europe. He has performed the Clarinet Concerto of John Corigliano with the Syracuse Symphony under Kazuyoshi Akiyama, and performed as a member of the Syracuse Society for New Music from 1986 – 2001, serving two separate terms on the Board of Directors. He performed at International Computer Music Conference in Miami (2004) and New Orleans (2006), the 2003, 2005, and 2008 Third Practice Festival in Richmond, Virginia, the 2006 SEAMUS National Conference in Eugene and 2007 SEAMUS National Conference at Iowa State University, the 2007 and 2008 Florida Electroacoustic Music Festivals in Gainesville, the 2009 Spark Festival in Minneapolis, the New York computer Music Festival (2009), the Pulcheria Festival in Piacenza, Italy, and at the Hartt School of Music, California Institute of the Arts, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Redlands. E. Michael Richards is currently currently Professor of Music at UMBC, a guest artist with the Ensemble for New Music at Towson University and the Verge Ensemble (ensemble in residence at June in Buffalo 2009), and a founding member of RUCKUS (contemporary music ensemble of UMBC). He received a 2010 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Council of the Arts, and a 2011 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship/Creative Activitites.
The program will feature:
Akira Nishimura, Utpala (2012)
Andrew Rindfleisch — For Clarinet Alone (2009)
Liza Lim — Sonorous Body (2008)
Hitomi Kaneko — Respirationi 1 (1999)
Admission: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC Music majors and Music faculty/staff. Tickets are available at MissionTix and at the box office.