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February 21, 2018

Amosa Duo to perform recital at SVSU

The Amosa Duo will be performing a recital this week at Saginaw Valley State University. The Amosa Duo features clarinetist Gary June and pianist Chia-Ying Chan.

The recital will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

The musical selections include pieces from the 19th century to present day. The featured selections were composed by musicians such as Franz Schubert of Austria, Robert Schumann of Germany, Magnus Lindberg of Finland, and Mieczyslaw Weinberg of Russia.

June, an adjunct faculty member at SVSU, completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently performs with the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and previously worked with the Sioux City Symphony and the West Michigan Symphony.

Chan, a native of Taiwan, has performed across the world in countries including Spain, Russia and Italy. She is a soloist who has performed with symphonies such as the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra. Chan won several high honors in international competitions. She recently performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.

The duo has been performing under the name Amosa Duo since 2016. The name is created from the names of two locations, America and Formosa. Formosa is the former name of Taiwan.

For more information about the recital at SVSU, please contact the SVSU Department of Music at music@svsu.edu or (989) 964-4159.