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September 10, 2003

TRIO EISENSTADT TO PERFORM AT VITERBO UNIVERSITY SEPT. 20

LA CROSSE, Wis.—Trio Eisenstadt, which includes Viterbo Preparatory School of Arts’ Judy Stafslien, will be the guest artists during a chamber music recital on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

 Named after a city in Austria where the three first performed together during a summer music festival each year, Trio Eisenstadt is comprised of Stafslien on piano, Ricky Duhaime on clarinet, and Janis McKay on bassoon. The program includes "Trio Pathétique" by Mikhail Ivanovitch Glinka, "Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon" by Francis Poulenc, "Duo Nr. 3 für Klarinette und Fagott" by Ludwig van Beethoven; and "Duet-Concertino" by Richard Strauss.

Stafslien is chair of the Preparatory School of Arts, an adjunct faculty member in the music department, and a staff accompanist at Viterbo University. She received her degrees in piano performance and music education from Viterbo. Since 1976, she has been the pianist/assistant director of the La Crosse Boy Choir. A professional accompanist, Stafslien has played for the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Wisconsin and the Metropolitan Opera district and regional audition in Minneapolis. In addition, she is a staff accompanist for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.

A faculty member at Austin College in Sherman, Texas since 1978, Ricky Duhaime holds bachelor’s degrees in music and education from the University of New Hampshire. He also has a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Illinois and is the first Doctor of Musical Arts in multiple windwoods from the University of North Texas. An active national and international performer, Duhaime has appeared in regional orchestras and ensembles and is a frequent concerto and recital soloist. He also served as the guest artist and visiting professor at the Haydn Konservatorium in Austria.

The principal bassoon of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, Janis McKay is also assistant professor of music at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She received her doctorate in musical arts from the Ohio State University. McKay frequently performs with a number of symphony orchestra’s including those in Reno, Nev.; Charleston, W.V.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; and Springfield, Ill. She is a member of the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Stafslien at 608-796-3767 or jastafslien@viterbo.edu.

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