Salon 2017-07-30 Albert & Lauren Hunt & Jeongseon Choi (Substitute for Barbara Peterson Cackler)

Sunday July 30, 2017 in Mclean:

“The Great Unknown: Trios for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano”

The Hunt-Cackler Trio


Albert Hunt

Lauren Hunt

Barbara Peterson Cackler


Duo Concertant on Themes from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, op. 5
–Johann Sobeck (1831-1914)

Suite for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano
–Alec Wilder (1907-1980)
1. Allegro moderato
2. –
3. –
4. –
(Only the first movement of the Wilder has a title.)

Trio for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano, op. 274
–Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
1. Allegro
2. A Tale
3. Scherzo
4. Finale



Albert Hunt has performed in chamber music and solo concerts throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Recently he received enthusiastic reviews for his performance of Weber’s First Concerto with the Ecuador Philharmonic and was invited to give a recital at the International Clarinet Association’s annual convention. He earned a DMA at The Juilliard School and an MM at the Manhattan School of Music. An aficionado of new music, Albert has appeared in dozens of premiers including music composed for him. A dedicated and highly regarded teacher, Dr. Hunt has presented master-classes at universities and conservatories throughout the US and his students have been finalists in national and international competitions.  Dr. Hunt is also International Coordinator of Sinfonía por la Vida, an organization providing instruments and lessons to Ecuadorian children from the margins of society. For more information, check his website:
Horn player Lauren Hunt won the International Horn Competition of America in 2013 and performs regularly with a variety of ensembles across the United States. As a soloist, Dr. Hunt has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the Army Orchestra in Washington, DC. In recent years, she has appeared at music festivals from coast to coast, including the Marlboro Festival, Spoleto Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Academy of the West. Additionally, she has toured internationally with many ensembles including the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.
Dr. Hunt has taught extensively around the globe, and is a graduate of the Global Leaders Program, which provides guest artists to “El Sistema”-style programs in the Western Hemisphere and gives support to entrepreneurial music education programs. She worked for three years as a guest artist in one such program in Salvador Brazil, and created entrepreneurial music projects in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and abroad under the auspices of New England Conservatory’s Community Partnership Program and Entrepreneurial Musicianship Grant, Yale’s Philip Francis Nelson Prize, and in coordination with the New Haven (CT) Public Schools. She has given master classes and recitals in Colombia, Brazil, and in many cities throughout the United States. Dr. Hunt will be an adjudicator for the 2017 International Horn Competition of America. She currently teaches horn at Illinois State University (ISU).
A passionate chamber musician, Dr. Hunt has appeared at performed at prestigious festivals including the Marlboro and Norfolk Festivals. A founding member of the award-winning quintet Andra Winds and the Cassatt Horn Trio, she currently performs throughout the midwest with both the Sonneries Wind Quintet and the ISU Faculty Brass Quintet. A featured performer in 2017’s Phoenix Chamber Music Festival, she also performed chamber music at Carnegie Hall this year. She can be heard on an upcoming album of Beethoven’s chamber works for winds on the Naxos label.
A graduate of the National Symphony Youth Fellowship Program, Dr. Hunt holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Horn Performance from the New England Conservatory, a Master’s of Music in Horn Performance from Yale University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Georgia, where she was a Presidential Fellow. Her major teachers include Edwin Thayer, Jean Martin-Williams, Richard Mackey, and William Purvis. Please visit to learn more.


Barbara Peterson Cackler was born and raised in Kansas, where she began studying the piano with her mother at the age of four.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music.  She has done extensive private teaching, accompanying, and chamber music, and has served as music director and organist for several churches. She currently serves as Director of Music/Organist at Central United Methodist Church in Arlington, Virginia.  She has given solo recitals throughout the United States and the Indian Sub-Continent as well.  She was a featured guest artist on WGMS Radio’s “Spotlight” program.  She has also performed with the Delhi Symphony as a piano soloist.  Her teachers have included Miles Mauney, Olga Barabini, Donald Currier, Claude Frank, Béla Böszörmenyi-Nagy and Thomas Mastroianni.  Ms. Cackler maintains an active private teaching studio and is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Friday Morning Music Club and the MTNA