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Department of Music introduces ‘On the Verge’ series

The Department of Music at Georgia Southern University will present the first concert of its new On The Verge series Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. when clarinetist and composer Jorge Variego performs in the Carol A. Carter Recital Hall in the University’s Foy Building.

Variego is renowned for his contemporary music that incorporates clarinet and electronics, and his visit will set the tone for the On The Verge series.

“On The Verge was developed to introduce University and community audiences to more contemporary music than what they might normally hear locally,” said Martín Gendelman, D.M., the University’s director of music theory and composition. “The music presented during the series and in this inaugural concert will be educational and engaging for all lovers of music, but is especially relevant to on-campus and community musicians and those who think they might want to study composition.”

Variego, a native of Argentina, holds a doctorate in music composition from the University of Florida, a Master’s of Music in composition and clarinet performance form Carnegie Mellon University and the equivalent of a juris doctorate from the National University of Rosario, Argentina. He currently serves as assistant professor of music composition, theory and woodwinds at Valley City State University. Variego is actively involved with technology in sound and music and has been a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music, creating and performing several works for clarinet and electronics in the U.S., Europe and South America. He has participated in several international computer-music festivals and can be heard on many CDs, including his most recent, “Regress,” selections from which he will perform during his concert at Georgia Southern.

Variego’s visit to the University will also include a master class for composers and performers in the Carter Recital Hall on Monday at 1:25 p.m.

For more information, contact Gendelman at jmgendelman@georgiasouthern.edu.

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