February Faculty Series recital includes Brahms, Schumann, more

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D. Ray McClellan

D. Ray McClellan will perform with Damon Denton and David Starkweather as part of the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.

McClellan, professor of clarinet at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and collaborators Denton and Starkweather, faculty piano accompanist and professor of cello, respectively, will play works from Eugene Bozza, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Horovitz, Henri Rabaud and Robert Schumann.

Tickets are $10 each or $5 with a UGA student ID and are available at pac.uga.edu, 706-542-4400 or by visiting the Performing Arts Center box office.

McClellan has held professorships at James Madison University and Henderson State University.  He is also a former clarinetist and soloist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, and has appeared internationally in recitals and as concerto soloist in Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania and the Czech Republic.

Damon Denton is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He has performed concerts in England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, South Africa and throughout the United States.

David Starkweather has been on faculty at the School of Music since 1983. He was awarded a certificate of merit as semifinalist in the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition. e attended the Eastman School of Music, followed by graduate studies with cellist Bernard Greenhouse at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, earning a doctorate degree in 1983.

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music sponsors more than 350 performances each year. To view the performance calendar, subscribe to the weekly email concert listing or learn more about the School of Music, go to music.uga.edu.