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GremlinsDuo perform Sept. 12 at Appalachian

BOONE—The GremlinsDuo, which specializes in performing new music, will be featured Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

View larger imageTim Fitzgerald, left, and Jon Goodman of the GremlinsDuo. (Photo by Mark Gresham/courtesy of ArtsATL.com)

The duo is comprised of Jon Goodman, who plays clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone, and Tim Fitzgerald, who plays clarinet and bass clarinet.

The duo performs new, exciting, entertaining and accessible music at new music festivals, universities, civic organizations and schools. The musicians seek out overlooked pieces of the past and collaborate with composers and other performers to produce new music.

Their repertoire spans a range of styles such as metal, 20th century classical, wacky cartoon, East Asian folk music and bebop.

The program includes “Bipolarang for Two B-flat Clarinets” by Eric P. Mandat, “Hot Work” by Olivia Kieffer, “Four Duets for Four Demi-Clarinets” by William O. Smith,” Georgia on My Mind” by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and arranged by Michael Lowenstern, and “Short Sonata for Two Clarinets” by Antony Elton.

Goodman received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam and his Master of Music degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has been featured as a soloist with the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra and during the Outside the Box New Music Festival. He has performed with the John McCowen Quartet, ending their tour by playing at the 2014 International Clarinet Association’s Clarinetfest in Baton Rouge.

He has also collaborated with Balinese-Experimental group Wei Zhongle, and frequently performs with the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra.

Fitzgerald has a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance.

He has collaborated with artists such as clarinetist Sergio Bosi, and as a member of the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest Orchestra in 2010.

Fitzgerald was the first guest artist and clinician invited to perform for and instruct the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony clarinet section. He has an active teaching studio and regularly adjudicates solo and ensemble competitions and various area honor band auditions.

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