Lori Ardovino presented a charming work for voice, clarinet, and piano. Filled with colorful text, the piece wistfully combines the vocal and clarinet lines in a clever manner. Through the use of independent lines, Walker’s piece sets the clarinet in a manner that never distracts the listener from clearly hearing the sung and spoken text. A diverse texture adds variety and contrast throughout the movements. Lori’s beautiful execution of the work was evident in her precise attention to the vast articulations and musical nuance necessary when working with voice. Soprano Melanie Williams’ beautiful voice soared seamlessly with clear diction and finesse. Brava ladies!
–Notes By Dr. Victor Chavez, Jr.
Dr. Victor Chavez, Jr. teaches at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville as Lecturer in Clarinet and currently performs with the Tri-Cities Opera Company in Binghamton, New York.