The internationally acclaimed Los Angeles Clarinet Choir –15 musicians performing on soprano, sopranino, alto, bass and contrabass clarinets under the direction of Margaret Thornhill and Victoria Ramos Dresel – will perform in concert at the historic South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro, South Pasadena 91030, on Sunday, April 22, at 3PM. The program will feature two world premieres, a southern California premiere, and multiple soloists. Admission is free.
The world premieres of Los Angeles composer/conductor Barry Brisk’s expressionistic “Clarinet Melange” and an authorized adaptation of Luis Bacalov’s romantic music from “Il Postino” by arranged Matteo Gervasi will join original works such as the Brazilian choro-samba “Chamegando” by Juliao Barbosa and the Chinese-themed “In That Distant Place” by clarinetist/composer Christin Hablewitz performing with soloist Hongsik Park. The first southern California performance of a new arrangement for clarinet ensemble by Matt Johnston of Percy Grainger’s masterpiece, “Lincolnshire Posy,” selections from Grieg’s “Peer Gynt”–including the show-stopping “Hall of the Mountain King” -chamber music by German modernist Rolf Lorenz, and a show-and-tell of the instruments featuring themes from Alfred Reed’s multi-cultural “Five Dances for Five Clarinets” will round out the program. The concert is suitable for all ages, and wheelchair access is available.
The LACC was recently a featured ensemble at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Orlando, Florida in 2017, and has been heard in numerous locations throughout the southland since its founding in 2005. They are the recipients of a multi-year
matching grant from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
This program is not sponsored by the City of South Pasadena of the South Pasadena Public Library.
For further information, call 310-464-7653 or visit http://www.losangelesclarinetchoir.com