Citizens of Nowhere
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Jan Berry Baker and Kenneth Long perform new works for saxophone and clarinet.

Faculty colleagues at Georgia State University, saxophonist Jan Berry Baker and clarinetist Kenneth Long perform a program of contemporary American compositions, the oldest of which by Lee Hyla was written in 1992. Works by Nickitas Demos, Lansing McLoskey and Perry Goldstein were all completed in 2011 and Gregory Wanamaker’s Duo Sonata was written in 2002. Ms. Baker has won top prizes in numerous competitions including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the North American Saxophone Alliance Concerto Competition and the Johann Strauss Society competition. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with several orchestras in Canada and the United States and with the National Symphony of the Ukraine. An advocate of new music, Baker is Co-Artistic Director and saxophonist with the Atlanta-based new music ensemble Bent Frequency. Clarinetist Kenneth Long enjoys a multifaceted performing career including orchestral, chamber music and solo engagements. He is a member of the clarinet section of the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra and has performed with many of the Southeast’s preeminent ensembles including the Atlanta, Sarasota and Charleston symphonies. Principal clarinet of Bent Frequency, Long also is principal clarinetist of the Atlanta Chamber Winds.
Gregory Wanamaker, composer
Duo Sonata
Jan Berry Baker, saxophones, Kenneth Long, clarinets

Nickitas Demos, composer
Citizens of Nowhere
Jan Berry Baker, saxophones, Kenneth Long, clarinets

Lansing McLoskey, composer
Jan Berry Baker, saxophones, Kenneth Long, clarinets

Perry Goldstein, composer
Jan Berry Baker, saxophones, Kenneth Long, clarinets

Lee Hyla, composer
We Speak Etruscan
Jan Berry Baker, saxophones, Kenneth Long, clarinets

“The straightforward production values place the focus on [Jan Berry Baker’s and Ken-neth Long’s] considerable skills at bringing this handful of American works to the fore in engaging, lively renditions.” (