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Fortunata Trio to perform at York College on Oct. 28

October 12, 2016
The Fortunata Trio – Alicia Kosack, flute; Laura Armstrong, clarinet; and Kimberly Buchar Nolet, bassoon
The Fortunata Trio – Alicia Kosack, flute; Laura Armstrong, clarinet; and Kimberly Buchar Nolet, bassoon

The Fortunata Trio – Alicia Kosack, flute; Laura Armstrong, clarinet; and Kimberly Buchar Nolet, bassoon – will perform at York College’s DeMeester Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. The event is open to the public free of charge.

The Trio will premier two pieces at the recital: “Summer Dance” by York College Director of Instrumental Studies James Colonna, and “Caricatures” by Matthew Jaskot, a faculty member at College of the Holy Cross. They will be joined by Kenneth Osowski, chair of the Department of Communication and the Arts and assistant professor of music, who will perform piano for two pieces.

The remainder of the program includes work by a variety of women composers, including Rosy Wertheim, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Alex Shapiro, and Valerie Coleman.

An adjunct faculty member at York College, Kosack enjoys a diverse career as a performer of both modern and Baroque flute. She has won numerous honors, including a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Most recently, she won first place in the 2010 Flute Society of Washington Adult Artist Competition. An active soloist and chamber musician, she regularly performs with both the Trelumina Trio and Fortunata Trio, and has performed with groups such as the Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Opera Vivente and the Handel Choir of Baltimore.

 A clarinetist and saxophonist, Armstrong is a faculty member of Frederick Community College. She has performed in recitals in the Mid-Atlantic region, as a soloist at the 2012 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest, and has played with a variety of orchestras including the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Shippensburg Festival Symphony and the Honolulu Symphony. She is also an advocate of contemporary music and performs with new music groups based in the Baltimore/Washington region and is a founding member of the Fortunata Trio.

Bassoonist Buchar has taught bassoon and double reed method classes at Millikin University, Eastern Illinois University, Chestnut Hill College, Valley Forge Christian College, Messiah College and the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. She has performed in various orchestras including the Illinois Symphony, Palm Beach Opera, Sinfonia da Camera, York Symphony, and Allegro Chamber Orchestra. Buchar is a member of the Dickinson Faculty Woodwind Quintet and a founding member of Trelumina Trio, Dickinson Double Reed Trio, and Fortunata Trio. She teaches private lessons to high school and college students at Dickinson College, Franklin and Marshall College, and York College of Pennsylvania and has performed the bassoon and contrabassoon in chamber music and orchestras, such as the Lancaster Symphony, where she has been a member since 2005.

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.