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Recital duo enchants crowd

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Steinway artist, Tania Taschkova and associate professor Scot Humes took over the stage in Biedenharn hall last Tuesday. Pianist Taschkova and clarinetist Humes performed “duo per se,” a recital duo.

“It is unbelievable how the two artists managed to keep this big audience enchanted for two hours. Honestly, the music was so pleasant to my ears that I wished the performance had lasted even longer,” said Sujata Guatam, a pre-nursing freshman.

Being an avid music enthusiast, she has been regularly attending the recitals organized by the school of Visual and Performing Arts.

“After a long day of study and work, nothing can be more soothing than music. Live performances cannot be compared to the music that you listen on earphones,” Gautam said.

She encourages every student to attend the recitals once in a while since they provide “energy and optimism.”

The recital began with “Premiere Rhapsody” followed by other five repertoires. One of the featured repertoires, “I saw a Man in the Woods” was composed by associate professor Melvin Mobley. It was the composition’s world premiere.

Sophomore music education major, Joshua Huff attended the event to learn more from the two artists.

“Both of them are professional performers. I want to go to a graduate school and get my doctorate degree in music. Attending performances like today, you learn so many things that are not possible inside a classroom,” Huff shared.

The “duo per se” has previously performed recitals at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington DC, 92 Street Y in New York and Henri Selmer Hall in Paris, France.

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Recital duo enchants crowd