Salman guest soloist for DPU Band concert Sunday afternoon

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Randy Salman

The DePauw University Band will welcome School of Music faculty member Randy Salman as guest clarinet soloist this Sunday when it performs Artie Shaw's "Concerto for Clarinet."

The concert, conducted by director of bands Craig Paré, will be given at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium at the Green Center for the Performing Arts on the DePauw campus.

"Prof. Salman is always a welcome soloist with university bands," the conductor said of his colleague, whose guest performances with the DPU band include a recording of Michael Daugherty's "Brooklyn Bridge," the title work on the student ensemble's sixth CD (Naxos Music Library).

"Each opportunity to work with Randy is a pleasure for me and a treat for our students to accompany him," Paré added. "His artistry is a model for the university band musicians."

He said "Concerto for Clarinet" is an ideal vehicle for Salman, equally at home with classical and jazz repertoire.

"The Shaw concerto -- a true masterwork by one of history's finest jazz clarinetists and Big Band leaders -- highlights Randy's exceptional technique and fluid jazz playing style," Paré added.

For this concert, Paré has also prepared three pieces composed for symphonic band. "United Artists," a fanfare by Kenneth Fuchs, and Kathryn Salfelder's "Crossing Parallels" are included on Sunday's program, which concludes with "Variations on 'America'" by American composer Charles Ives.

All four works, along with the repertoire for the next concert on April 13, will be included on the DPU Band's ninth compact disc, recording sessions for which are scheduled in late April.

General admission tickets are $3 and are available online ( and at the Green Center box office.

However, with the donation of a non-perishable food item to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry, attendees may obtain a free ticket to the performance.

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