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Nationally recognized duo to perform at Harvey Hall Theatre

October 10, 2012

The nationally recognized members of the Wilson Duo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Harvey Hall Theatre at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The performance, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UW-Stout Band.

Jacqueline WilsonThe duo is composed of Jacqueline Wilson on bassoon and Christopher Wilson on marimba.

They will perform “Duo” by Gordon Stout, “Aria” from “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, selections from “6 Pieces for Bassoon and Marimba” by Anthony Donofrio, “Interlude” by Murray Houllif and “Mirror Images” by Thomas Takaro.

Jacqueline Wilson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa and is a graduate of Boston University and Eastern Washington University. She is lecturer of bassoon at UW-Eau Claire, where she is a member of the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet. She has performed with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, the Chippewa Valley Symphony, Orchestra Iowa and the Northwest Bach Festival. She also has been featured on Washington Public Radio, the Ashland Chamber Music Society and in multiple concerto engagements and recitals.

Christopher Wilson earned a master’s degree from The Boston Conservatory and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University. He is a rising percussionist who specializes on the marimba. He has entertained audiences around the U.S. with a wide and varied repertoire. One of his goals has been to introduce not only the marimba but also classical music to new audiences. This has often included performances in public settings outside the concert hall. He is a sponsored member of Pearl Drums' Regional Education Arts Program.

The UW-Stout Band, under the direction of Aaron Durst, has two concerts in December. The annual Symphonic Band concert will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Jazz from Harvey will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Harvey Hall Theatre.

For more information, contact Durst, 715-232-1201.


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