Assistant Professor of Music Jessica Lindsey releases a new CD, Set No Limits: Music for Clarinet and Piano by Women Composers, on February 1. Produced on the Albany Records label, Set No Limits features Dr. Lindsey and pianist Christian Bohnenstengel performing works by five contemporary female composers – four Americans and one who, born in Germany, immigrated to the United States. Each of the five works was composed in the 20th century, and none has received a commercial recording before this time.
Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Bohnenstengel will perform the music of Set No Limits at the Faculty & Friends Concert on February 26 in Rowe Recital Hall.
Ritual Katherine Hoover (b. 1937)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Marga Richter (b. 1926)
Solitude Lauren Bernofsky (b. 1967)
Sonata Concertante Ruth Schonthal (1924-2006)
Related Characters Barbara Kolb (b. 1939)
Dr. Jessica Lindsey is committed to pushing the boundaries of the clarinet by commissioning new repertoire, championing music by diverse composers, and showcasing works through commercial recordings, performances at festivals, and conference presentations. She is regularly featured at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest and the National College Music Symposium. Lindsey actively performs with several chamber ensembles, including Spatial Forces Duo, a clarinet/bass clarinet duo with Christy Banks that has received critical acclaim for its energetic performances of electroacoustic music. A dedicated educator, Jessica has taught clarinet, saxophone, and music-related courses at universities across Nebraska, Alaska, and Colorado.
Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel feels equally at home in a wide range of musical genres. He has been featured as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and has conducted and performed Mozart’s concertos for two and three pianos. He has played in pit orchestras and with small and large Jazz ensembles. He has restored two harpsichords and has participated in annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. Praised as “...a master of contrasts...” (Aalener Nachrichten) and for his ability to “...put the audience into a state of sheer awe...” (Gmünder Tagespost), Bohnenstengel’s performances have taken him to the United States, South America, and Europe. He has performed on public radio and presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences.