Alumna to perform music from around the world at ISU Oct. 12

By: ISU Communications and Marketing Staff, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
September 28, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - A former Terre Haute resident and Indiana State University alumna will present a recital with music by French, Japanese, Belgian, German, Russian, British, and American composers at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 in the Recital Hall in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located at Seventh and Chestnut streets.

Saxophonist and clarinetist Shannon (McAllister) Ford teaches and performs in the Toledo, OH, region with her husband, Pete, who is also from the Terre Haute area. Her professional engagements range from a principal clarinet position with the Lima, Ohio Symphony, playing in the musical pit in national tour productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and Spamalot in both Toledo and Detroit, performing with the saxophone quartet, Sax 4th Avenue, and playing baritone saxophone with the Detroit-based, Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra.

Andre Jolivet's "Fantaisie-Impromptu (1953)," "Suite No. 1 for Tenor Saxophone and Piano" by Alec Wilder, Malcom Arnold's "Sonatina," Ryo Noda's "Mai pour Saxophone Alto seul (1978) and Piet Swerts' "Klonos for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1993) are among the many selections to be performed.

Ford, a graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School, can be heard on a variety of CD's, and is in demand as an educator and musician of many styles and instruments. She credits all three of her Terre Haute teachers, Harry Gee, James McFadden, and John Penry, for their multiple-instrument capacity as inspiration for her career.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Indiana State Music Department at 812-237-2771.

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Contact: Paul Bro, ISU Music Department, 812-237-2730

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, 812-237-3783 or paula.meyer@indstate.edu

 

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A former Terre Haute resident and Indiana State University alumna will present a recital with music by French, Japanese, Belgian, German, Russian, British, and American composers at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 in the Recital Hall in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located at Seventh and Chestnut streets.

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