Formed out of friendship, the Amicitia Duo brings music for clarinet to a wide variety of audiences around the world. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music professor of clarinet, Diane Barger, and University of Alabama at Birmingham professor of clarinet, Denise Gainey, joined by UNL Hixson-Lied professor of piano, Mark Clinton, present a recital titled “Play Pretty” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Kimball Recital Hall. The recital’s theme is also the title of their upcoming CD published by Potenza Music (recorded in Kimball Recital Hall in May 2019) and the first movement of Scott McAllister’s Amicitia Suite, which closes the program. The recital features music written for the Amicitia Duo, including Alexis Ciesla’s Études Concertantes for E-flat and B-flat clarinets and the premiere performance of his Sonatina classica for E-flat and B-flat clarinets with piano. Gerald Cohen’s set of Hebrew songs, Sea of Reeds, rounds out the recital program.