Clarinet and Piano Recital at FDU on April 8

Fairleigh Dickinson University invites the public to a free clarinet and piano recital on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall at the College at Florham.

The recital will be a collaboration of FDU adjunct clarinet professor Justin Stanley with pianist Irena Portenko. The program will include Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Johannes Brahms’ Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Robert Muczynski’s “Time Pieces” for Clarinet and Piano, Debussy’s “Première Rhapsodie” for Clarinet and Piano, and "Skylands Idyll" for Solo Clarinet by FDU music professor Allen Cohen.

Stanley has performed across the United States at venues including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Chicago’s Symphony Center and has played with orchestras such as the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, the West Shore Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Adrian Symphony, and the Chicago Civic Orchestra. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance at the University of Michigan and a Master of Music from Yale University. In addition to teaching at FDU, he serves on the music faculties of Sacred Heart University and the Music Conservatory of Westchester.

Ukrainian-born Portenko gave a critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in the USA, Austria, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Republic of Korea. She released a CD of Chopin’s Études on the Blue Griffin Label, which was met with significant critical praise. Portenko holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan. She serves on the faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester and also maintains a private piano studio.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. For further information, email Allen Cohen at or call 973-443-8638. FDU’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.

For Immediate Release

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