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Hijinx Clarinet Quartet to perform at UT Martin


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music will host the Hijinx Clarinet Quartet at 3 p.m., Feb. 1, in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building’s Blankenship Recital Hall.

The quartet began in 2015 and aims to provide performances that include new or original music for clarinet quartet while also incorporating other artistic disciplines. Its current members, Jennifer Reeves (UT Martin ‘12), Shiana Montanari, Elizabeth Johnson and Adam Jones, are all graduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the instruction of Dr. Diane Barger, Hixon-Lied professor of clarinet.

The quartet’s 2016-2017 production season, titled “Introspective,” incorporates the original work of composer Joshua Spaulding (UT Martin ‘15) with photo, video, electronic sound and movement to achieve a more personal connection with diverse audiences. This project has been accepted for the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors’ national conference in Santa Fe, N.M., and for the College Music Society Great Plains regional conference in Lincoln, Neb.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402.


PHOTO ID: Hijinx Clarinet Quartet members are pictured: (l-r) Elizabeth Johnson, Shiana Montanari, Adam Jones and Jennifer Reeves.

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