Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962) is a work of insistent good cheer, and Richie Hawley, principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony, Americanized its purpose with G.I. Joe certitude, his technique stunning the room with energy and finese. Faculty pianist, Natasha Kislenko, kept up with Mr. Hawley's propulsively amazing articulation, in equal measure.
Daniel KeplSanta Barbara News-Press