Nina Olsen, senior lecturer in clarinet at Carleton College, will commemorate more than 20 years as a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra with a musical performance at Carleton College. The performance, entitled “The Voice and the Clarinet,” will present a variety of works in collaboration with soprano Mary Laymon and pianist Mary Jo Gothmann. The performance will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall on Friday, May 4. This special event is free and open to the public.
The 90-minute performance will present a range of works from multiple time periods, including Italian flautist Donato Lovreglio’s “Fantasy on ‘La Traviata.’” Other works in the program include noted American composer Ned Rorem’s “Ariel,” a musical setting of the poetry of Sylvia Plath.
Olsen, who has studied at the University of Denver, the University of Michigan, and the University of Minnesota, is a veteran clarinetist who has performed with several local groups. In addition to the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, Olsen has performed with the Minnesota Sinfonia, the Duluth-Superior Symphony, and Thursday Musical. Along with being a member of the Carleton College faculty, Olsen is chair of the Winds, Brass and Percussion Department at the MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis.
For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College Office of College Relations at (507) 222-4308. The Carleton College Concert Hall is located on First Street, between Nevada and Winona Streets, in Northfield.