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Foulk gives first Kalamazoo-area recital

Nov. 5, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Enjoy the sounds of the 20th century with solo horn and chamber music composed since 1950 and performed in a free concert Thursday, Nov. 18, at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Dr. Lin Foulk, assistant professor of music at Western Michigan University, gives her first Kalamazoo-area recital and will be accompanied by clarinetist Bradley Wong and pianist Yu-Lien The. Foulk A wide variety of styles will be represented including the joyful sounds of Jean-Michel Damase's "Aspects" for horn and piano, the contemporary sounds of George Rochberg's "Trio" for clarinet, horn, and piano, the jazzy and experimental sounds of Douglas Hill's "Jazz Set" for solo horn, and the virtuosic sounds of Gordon Jacob's "Concerto" for horn and strings.

Foulk teaches horn and classes on women in music and is a member of the Western Brass Quintet. Especially interested in music with horn by female composers, she has performed and presented lectures on works by women throughout the United States and as a guest artist at the 2004 International Horn Symposium in Valencia, Spain. She serves on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music.

Foulk has served as principal horn with the Oshkosh and Manitowoc Symphony Orchestras, Second Horn with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and was a member of the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra and Quinthorne Brass Quintet. She has performed frequently with the Milwaukee and Madison Symphony Orchestras. During the summer, she teaches horn and chamber music at WMU's high school summer music camp, "Seminar," and at the Semplice Harbor School of Music on Washington Island.

Foulk received Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in horn performance from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her final project for the D.M.A. degree included a full-length professional recording and an annotated guide to works for horn and piano by female composers and a Web site at <www.linfoulk.org>, which lists more than 900 works with horn by female composers.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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