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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Experience an Evening of Musical Magic with Thomas Reed's Faculty Recital at Ashland University


Thomas Reed of the Ashland University Department of Music will present his annual faculty recital on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). The performance is free and open to the public.


Reed, who plays the clarinet and saxophone, will be joined by guest artists Charles Reed (cello) and Kevin Jones (piano). The program will feature compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nikolai Kapustin and Johannes Brahms.


Reed is a professor of music at AU and received the university’s Excellence in Scholarship award in 2012. He is a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, and also has performed frequently with the Cleveland Orchestra. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s in saxophone performance from the University of Akron and a doctor of musical arts in clarinet performance from the Ohio State University.


Charles Reed is an active teacher and performer in New York City and is a member of Nuova Pratica, an ensemble that focuses on historical improvisation and composition, and La Forza delle stelle, a period-instrument orchestra based in Montclair, N.J. He holds cello degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music and recently completed a master’s from The Julliard School of Music.


Jones is the director of music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Hts., Ohio. A professional organist and choral conductor, he has held similar positions in Columbus, Ohio, Hartford, Conn., and Pelham, N.Y. Jones graduated from AU and later earned a master’s degree in organ and collaborative piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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