ASU to Host Brahms Concert
Angelo State University will host a concert, “Nunemaker Speaks Brahms,” at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive. The free concert will be in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open to the public. It is a stop on a seven-city Texas tour featuring Houston-area musicians Richard Nunemaker on clarinet, Olive Chen on cello and I-Ling Chen on piano.
The program will feature works by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), including Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 #1, Sonata in Eb major, Op. 120 #2, and Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 114.
Nunemaker, principal clarinetist with the Houston Latin American Philharmonic, played clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone with the Houston Symphony from 1969-2008. He is a member of the faculty of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, the University of Houston, and the American Festival for the Arts in Houston. He also has served as the woodwind/clarinet coach for The Houston Youth Symphony and keeps an active private studio.
Cellist Chen has been active in the Houston-area music scene for many years as a performer and instructor. She has performed as a soloist or principal cellist for the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, Houston’s Opera in The Heights and other orchestras. She operates her own music studio and has taught cello at Houston Community College, Houston Youth Symphony and area school districts.
Pianist Chen was named the Distinguished Young Artist of Taiwan in 1999 and received a doctorate in music from the University of Maryland. A member of the Moores School of Music faculty at the University of Houston, Chen has won numerous awards, prizes and scholarships during her career, including first prize twice at the Taiwan National Piano Competitions (1992 and 1995) and a scholarship to study at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
For more information on the concert, call the ASU Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 325-942-2085.