WSU Violinist Arksey, Flutist Yasinitsky Set Nov. 13 Program

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University music faculty members Meredith Arksey and Ann Marie Yasinitsky will present a program at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 in Kimbrough Concert Hall.

Violinist Arksey and flutist Yasinitsky will be accompanied by pianists Gerald Berthiaume, Susan Chan and Sheila Zilar.

Arksey joined the WSU music faculty in 1995. She teaches violin and viola, chamber music, string techniques and music theory. She performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician both on the WSU campus and throughout the state. Since 1989, she has been a member of the Silver Bay String Quartet, a group that has a summer residency at the Silver Bay Association, Silver Bay, N.Y. She is also the concertmaster of the Washington Idaho Symphony and president of the Washington State American String Teachers Association.

Her program will include Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne,” Brahms’ “Sonata #3” and Scarlatescu’s “Bagatelle.”

Yasinitsky joined the WSU music faculty in 1991. She teaches flute, directs the WSU Flute Choir and teaches classes in music history and theory. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a special commendation in the Vienna Modern Masters International Recording Competition and a Solo Recitalist Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Yasinitsky can be heard on recordings released by Vienna Modern Masters, the Musical Heritage Society and Soul Note Records. She has performed with Gunther Schuller’s New England Ragtime Ensemble and as flutist with numerous orchestras including the Spokane Symphony, San Jose Symphony and the
Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. She is principal flutist with the Washington Idaho Symphony and regularly performs throughout the region.

Her program will include Muczynski’s “Sonata,” Hüe’s “Fantasie” and Taktakishvili’s “Sonata.”

The concert, sponsored by the WSU School of Music and Theatre Arts, is open to the public without charge.