October 1, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-In the latest installment of the 2004-05 Music at Amherst Series, clarinetist Todd Palmer and Friends will perform a program including Mozart's "Kegelstatt," Husa's "Evocations de Slovaquie" and Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time," on Monday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College.

The quartet's performers include Todd Palmer, clarinet; Melvin Chen, piano; Scott St. John, violin and viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello.
Palmer has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist and clinician in 46 states, and was the first wind player ever to receive the Grand Prize at the Ima Hogg Young Artists Competition in Houston, Texas. He has also been principal clarinetist in both the Minnesota Orchestra and Wyoming's Grand Teton Festival.

The latest information can be obtained from the Amherst College Concert Website at www.amherst.edu/~concerts. Admission to the concert is $22; senior citizens and Amherst College employees, $19; and students $5. For more information and brochures call the Concert Office at 413/542-2195, or e-mail concert manager Michael Baumgarten at mhbaumgarten@amherst.edu.