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September 16, 2002

Double bassist to perform as part of
ISU Visiting Artist Series

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Clark Suttle, double bassist, will perform as part of the Indiana State University Visiting Artist Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 in the recital hall of the Center for Performing and Fine Arts. The center is located at Seventh and Chestnut streets.

The double bass is a bowed stringed musical instrument played upright, the contrabass of the modern orchestral string section. It originated as a double-bass viol, an instrument described as early as 1566. Indispensable in the modern orchestra, it also has a place in the dance band and jazz.

Suttle began his musical studies at the age of 9 with the guitar before moving onto the double bass. He attended the University of Michigan, receiving a Bachelor of Music in double bass performance and then went on to earn a Master of Music in conducting from the same school. He has worked with such ensembles as the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Ballet and Monterey County Symphony, where he was music director for 13 years. While in Monterey County, he received one of the highest ratings from the California Arts Council.

He has been a guest speaker on national and state levels with the American Symphony Orchestra League, the California Arts Council, the American Symphony Orchestra Conductor's Seminar and the National Arts Council of Canada.

Upcoming Visiting Artist Concerts include Orlando Cotto, Latin percussion, Oct. 4 and the Todd Coolman Jazz Trio, Oct. 21. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department concert hotline at (812) 237-2773 or visit the department's web site at http://www.indstate.edu/music

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Contact:
Todd Sullivan, Chairperson ISU Dept. of Music,
(812) 237-2749, misulliv@ruby.indstate.edu

Writer:
Curt Koehler, ISU Public Affairs, (812) 237-3791, curtkoehler@mac.com

ISU Public Affairs:
(812) 237-3773 or http://isunews.indstate.edu