Awea Duo, guest pianist to appear at Marshall Oct. 21

AweaDuoThe Awea Duo, consisting of Mas Sugihara, saxophone, and Jennifer Brimson Cooper, flute, will give a recital on Marshall University’s Huntington campus Monday, Oct. 21.  The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall and also will include pianist Eunbyol Ko.

Until recently the three musicians were colleagues at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., but Sugihara is now on the faculty at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. However, the Awea Duo continues to perform, having made more than 20 appearances including recitals at the Flute Society of Kentucky Festival, the Florida Flute Association convention, the National Flute Association convention, the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 7 conference, as well as at Santa Catarina State University and Goias Federal University in Brazil.

EunbyolKo“It is our goal to expand available literature for this instrumentation while having a great time working and performing together,” Cooper said.

“This is a program not to be missed,” said Dr. Wendell Dobbs, professor of music at Marshall. “Here’s an opportunity to hear great artists performing new, cutting-edge repertoire.”

The program will include works from Brazil, France, Germany, Serbia, Russia and China, as well as the United States. It is free and open to the public. Call the School of Music and Theatre at 304-696-3117 for more information.


(Photos) The Awea Duo (above) and Eunbyol Ko will perform at Marshall University Monday, Oct. 21.