Angelo State University Music Professor Who Performed with the Village People to Host Recital


SAN ANGELO – An Angelo State University music instructor who has played with the likes of the Village People, the Moody Blues and Dudley Moore is hosting a clarinet recital Wednesday. 

Dr. Timothy Bonenfant of the Angelo State University music faculty will present his second public clarinet recital of the fall season on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

The concert will take place in the EFA Building's Eldon Black Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. Highlighting the program will be the world premiere of an untitled piece by Dana Kaufman and the Texas premiere of "Cacophony for clarinet and digital delay" by Jenni Brandon.

The musical program will also include:

  • "Three Pieces for clarinet" by Gene Saucier
  • "Hall of Ghosts for solo bass clarinet" by Amanda Harberg
  • "Prelude for solo bass clarinet, Op. 51" by Ruth Gipps
  • "Partita No. 1 for clarinet" by Joe L. Alexander
  • "Phoenix Rising for solo clarinet" by Stacy Garrop

A professor of music, Bonenfant directs ASU's Single-Reeds Studio and performs with two fellow ASU music faculty as The Mesquite Trio. He has performed with the Nevada Symphony Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic and San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has also accompanied such notable performers as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Randy Newman, Dudley Moore, Bobby Shew, the Village People and the Moody Blues.

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