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Music department to host Mingzhe Wang in faculty recital

The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will host a concert, featuring clarinetist Mingzhe Wang, assistant professor of music, accompanied by pianist Nathan Carterette.

The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 11 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will host a concert, featuring clarinetist Mingzhe Wang, assistant professor of music, accompanied by pianist Nathan Carterette.

The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 11 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

The musicians will perform works such as “Fantasia da Concerto on the Themes” by Luigi Bassi, “Fantasiestuke,” Op. 73 by Robert Schumann and Sonata for clarinet and piano in e-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms.

Wang began his musical training at the age of 9. He later was educated at Yale University where he earned his Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts degrees. Currently, he is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Yale University.

Committed to promoting both contemporary music and the classics, Wang has worked closely with composers such as Ezra Laderman, Martin Bresnick and Krzstof Penderecki. He also has performed with groups such as The American Classical Orchestra and the Clarion Music Society Orchestra. His performances have been featured in China's Central Television and New York's WQXR.

Carterette began his piano studies at the age of 11 and received classical training from Birute and Anthony Smetona. After studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Yale University, Carterette studied privately and performed concerts in Germany with composer-pianist Dafydd Llywelyn.

Carterette has been featured at venues such as the Weill Recital Hall in New York, Radford University in Virginia and the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

For more information about the performance, contact the music department by telephone at (931) 221-7818. — Jessica Baird