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Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt to perform at BGSU

Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt will appear at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts on Monday, Feb. 8, performing contemporary works as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series.

Her program of electroacoustic works features pieces by Luigi Ceccarelli, Mario Davidovsky, Lars Graugaard, Gerard Grisey and Eric Moe, plus several of her own compositions. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center and is free.

Gythfeldt, a native of Norway, has distinguished herself as an adventurous performer and dedicated teacher. She was named assistant professor of clarinet at the University of Delaware after 15 years of professional life in New York City’s finest chamber ensembles, orchestras and educational institutions. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and SUNY at Stony Brook, she is equally at home in traditional, contemporary and alternative/crossover genres. The clarinetist of Zephyros Winds and a member of both the Absolute Ensemble and Ensemble Sospeso, she also performs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and is a founding member of the new ensemble Fires-New York.
She is working on designing an electroacoustic piece for clarinets and interactive computer based on a medieval novel by Norway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sigrid Undset. Gythfeldt has also developed an exciting collaborative project with fellow Delaware arts faculty member Ashley Pigford. Their work in the area of audio-visual experimentation for live concerts will be presented at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, the SEAMUS Conference in St. Cloud, Minn., and at various contemporary music festivals in Europe. Gythfeldt’s performances can be heard on recordings from CBS Masterworks, CRI, Albany, Koch and Mode Records.

Music at the Forefront, sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, is an annual concert series featuring performances by accomplished and innovative performers of contemporary music. For more information, contact the center at 419-372-2685 or email kdoles@bgsu.edu.