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Awea Duo

Masahito Sugihara, saxophone
Jennifer Cooper, flute


Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, J. S. Bach


Two-Part Canzonettas, Thomas Morley
Sweet nimphe come to thy lover
Flora wilt thou torment mee


Four Flips, Mark Zanter
Expressive
Playful


Intaglio, Emilie LeBel


Le Colloque des deux perruches, Jean Françaix
Allegressimo
Larghetto
Presto


Biography


Formed in 2012, Awea Duo has performed more than 50 recitals across the U.S, Canada and South America. In conjunction with Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Awea Duo will be hosting International Woodwind Duo Symposium on April 13-14, 2018. Their debut album will be released in January 2018. Jennifer Cooper has served as assistant professor of flute and music history at Morehead State University, Kentucky, and has taught at Lutheran Summer Music Festival and Academy, and as a member of the KIIS consortium in Salzburg, Austria. She currently teaches flute in Missoula, Montana. Cooper is a Powell Flutes performing artist. Mas Sugihara is associate professor of saxophone at Sam Houston State University. He is a member of Amethyst Quartet and has performed with orchestras including Chicago Symphony, Houston Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and Grant Park Orchestra. Mas is a D'Addario and Conn-Selmer/Selmer Paris artist.