Duos

Featuring Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet

Sun, Feb 16 @ 7 pm

RECITAL HALL

Duos

Featuring Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet

Sun, Feb 16 @ 7 pm

RECITAL HALL


This program features Jacklyn Wappel (harp), Jamison Walker (tenor) and Sam Suggs (bass), who will collaborate with Jankauskas on his commissioned works by Zack Stanton, Richard Lavenda and JMU faculty composer Jason Haney. Accordionist Jim Harrington is a special guest of the concert.

Clarinetist Sarunas Jankauskas has performed throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States, collaborating with Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the St. Petersburg and Jasper String Quartets, as well as pianists Domenico Codispoti and Johan Botes. Jankauskas has participated at the International Conservatory Week Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), Musicalis Daunia (Italy), SoundSpace at BlantonChamber Music at The BARN, International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFests®, The College Music Society’s national conference, and various composer/new music events. His ongoing project Duos focuses on premieres of newly commissioned works and will culminate as a music album in 2020. He recently premiered a couple of his own compositions.

In 2016, Jankauskas joined JMU, where he guides an enthusiastic group of young musicians, teachers and entrepreneurs. He studied at the Academy of Music in his native Lithuania, and after moving to the U.S., earned degrees from Grand Valley State University, Rice University and The University of Texas at Austin. www.sarunasjankauskas.com    


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The Shenandoah Valley Choral Society Named 2020 Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award Winner


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