Clarinets for Conservation concert takes place Jan. 15 at WWU

Audrey Miller and Michele von Haugg perform Poulenc’s “Duo Sonata for B-flat and A Clarinet” and Mandat’s So What Elsa’s New” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Western Washington University Performing Arts Center.

They will also present a short lecture about their nonprofit, Clarinets for Conservation, which provides an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability through music education. Participants spend each summer in Moshi, Tanzania, teaching music and conservation.

The clarinet is built of wood from Tanzania’s national tree, the Mpingo, also known as African blackwood and Grenadilla. The tree is of great value to artists, furniture makers and hardwood carvers around the world, but demand threatens the tree’s future.

Donations are appreciated. Details: clarinetsforconservation.org, 360-650-6146.