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|INAUGURAL SOUTHEASTERN CLARINET SYMPOSIUM MAY 5
HAMMOND -- Clarinetists and music
lovers of all ages throughout Louisiana and Mississippi are invited to
participate in the Southeastern Louisiana University Clarinet Symposium
May 5 at the university’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown
“This is the first Clarinet Symposium
ever to be held at Southeastern,” said coordinator Deborah Andrus, a member
of Southeastern’s Department of Music and Dramatic Arts faculty. “The symposium
will be filled with exciting master classes, recitals and lectures for
clarinetists and non-clarinetists alike.”
Registration is scheduled for
8 a.m. at the theater, 220 E. Thomas St.
Andrus said the symposium will
feature John Bruce Yeh, associate principal clarinetist with the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, one of America’s most highly respected teachers and
performers. Yeh will present a master class at 10 a.m. and will perform
the “Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major” by Carl Maria von Weber with the Southeastern
Wind Symphony at the final concert, titled “Come Memory.”
The symposium will also feature
master classes and recitals by Andrus, Maxine Ramey, professor of clarinet
at the University of Montana; Michelle Shoemaker, chair of winds and brass
at the Longy School in Boston; and Mel Rogers, a freelance clarinetist
from New Orleans. The artists will present a recital at 1:30 p.m. and master
classes at 2:30 p.m.
“All high school, college and
professional clarinetists are invited to bring their clarinets to perform
with the symposium’s Clarinet Choir in concert, which will be directed
by Paul Frechou, director of Bands at Mandeville High School,” Andrus said.
The choir will perform at 6:45
p.m., prior to the 7:30 p.m. Wind Symphony concert.
Andrus said new clarinets, music,
reeds and other clarinet accessories will be available for purchase at
the symposium, courtesy of the Yamaha Corporation and Zeagler Music.
Admission is free, but pre-registration
is recommended for clarinet choir participation. For more information,
call Andrus or the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts at (985) 549-5183.
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