Internationally-renowned clarinetist Maryanne Lacaille returns to the Seattle Central Library with a sizzling concert of clarinet music recently composed in South America. She will be performing with pianist Jason Kuo from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.

At this concert, you'll hear "Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano" by P. D'Rivera, "Cinco Miniaturas Basileiras" by E. Villani-Côrtes, "Suite Columbia" by Germán Dario Pérez Salazar, and "Danzón No. 2" by Arturo Márquez. It will be a world premiere of the clarinet-piano version for the last three works, which are specially arranged by Kuo for Lacaille.

Lacaille has garnered international attention for her virtuosity, creativity and command of her instrument producing rich lush phrasing and dynamic programming. Her travels to over 26 countries including Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Central America, Hawaii, Thailand, South India, Venezuela, Mumbai, Cuba and Brazil during the past 30 years has become the fabric and force of her insight into musical cultures.

Kuo (郭士永) studied with Martha Wasley at the University of California at Berkeley and was later coached by Janet Guggenheim, whose worldwide concert credits included over thirty years of collaboration with the celebrated violinist Itzhak Perlman. Kuo regularly performs as a member of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the Octava Chamber Orchestra.