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Faculty clarinet recital to highlight works by Muczynski, Messiaen

Athens, Ga. – Taylor Massey, clarinetist and faculty member in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will present a faculty recital on March 20 at 8 p.m. in the Ramsey Concert Hall.

In addition to his duties at UGA, Massey is also the principal clarinetist of Symphony Orchestra Augusta. In recent years, he has performed with the Augusta Opera, Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Savannah Orchestra in addition to many guest artist recitals throughout the Southeast.

Massey’s recital, part of the Faculty Recital Series, features five pieces. Olivier Messiaen’s “Abîme des oiseaux” is the third movement of his “Quartet for the End of Time” and is written for unaccompanied clarinet. Pianist Misun Chun joins Massey for Louis Cahuzac’s “Cantilène,” Robert Muczynski’s “Time Pieces” and Bohuslav Martinů’s “Sonatina.” Clarinetist D. Ray McClellan, also of the music school, will join Massey on stage for Arcangelo Corelli’s Sonata in G minor.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for UGA students with identification. For tickets, see the Performing Arts Center box office, call 706/542-4400 or see

The Faculty Recital Series in the music school is a monthly concert during the academic year featuring faculty members as soloists. For more information on the music school, see