Bourassa, a music major with an emphasis on clarinet performance, will perform works by three living composers: Portland-based Kenji Bunch, composer/clarinetist Daniel Dorff, and the U.S. premiere of “The White Bird” by recent visiting composer-in-residence Gabriel Jackson. The program will also include chamber music by Francis Poulenc and Robert Muczynski and will showcase three members of the clarinet family: Bb bass, Fb soprano and Eb soprano. The performance will also feature Linfield principal accompanist and alumna Susan McDaniel and fellow students from Linfield College and Pacific University.
At Linfield, Bourassa has studied under adjunct professor Steve Kravitz and has been a member of the Linfield Concert Band since 2012, as well as the Salem Concert Band. Bourassa has performed several challenging pieces by composers such as Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Mozart, Brahms and Weber. He has also performed in many chamber music concerts at Linfield College including a production of Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” and last fall’s Faculty-Student Chamber Ensemble Recital, in which he performed a movement of Mozart’s “Clarinet Quintet.” In 2014, he was one of the few Linfield students to participate in the CBDNA Intercollegiate Honor Band and in 2015 was the winner of Linfield’s Concerto Competition.
This event is free, open to the public and is sponsored by the Linfield Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.