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Cleveland Duo and James Umble to Play Concert at Juniata

(Posted November 19, 2001)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Cleveland Duo, featuring violinist Stephen Warner and Carolyn Gadiel Warner, a pianist and violinist, will perform at Juniata College with guest saxophonist James Umble at 8:15 p.m., Nov. 30, in Rosenberger Auditorium in Oller Hall on the Juniata campus.
Tickets for the performance are $15. Senior citizens and children age 18 and under pay $8. For ticket information, please call (814) 641-3333.

The Warners perform together as the Cleveland Duo, an offshoot of their work with the Cleveland Orchestra. Saxophonist James Umble has performed with the couple since 1994. The three musicians play a mix of classical compositions by composers ranging from Beethoven to Bela Bartok, as well as Celtic and world music.

Umble plays soprano, alto and tenor saxophone and is associate professor of saxophone at Youngstown State University in Youngstown Ohio. He has received First Prize in saxophone performance from the National Conservatory of Music in Bordeaux, France.

The Warners, who are married, made their debut as the Cleveland Duo in 1980. The Warners were guest performers on Umble's CD, "Dejeuner sur l'Herbe" in 1993. The recording was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1993.

Stephen Warner has been a violinist with the Cleveland Orchestra since 1979 and has played as a soloist with many orchestras across the country. Carolyn Gladiel Warner also has played with the Cleveland Orchestra since 1979 and is on the chamber music faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has been performing since age 5, when she played on a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. broadcast.

The duo's album, "In Recital, The Cleveland Duo," is on Klavier Records.

"Our concerts are very eclectic," Ulmer said in Saxophone Journal. "Classical musicians are increasingly recording folk and popular music, so the time is right for a group like ours.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.