Affiliation: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Conservatory of Music
I've been a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years, perform regularly on the BSO's Music by Candlelight Chamber Music series and play principal clarinet with the Choral Arts Society of Baltimore. My principal clarinet teachers where Leon Russianoff, Eric Simon and bass clarinet with Joe Allard. Other studies were with Robert Marcellus, Anthony Gigliotti, Earl Bates and Bernard Portnoy. I performed in hundreds of concerts as the Principal Clarinetist of The Eastern Music Festival Philharmonic for 25 years, where I performed all the standard clarinet concertos from Mozart to Nielsen and the entire standard chamber music repertoire. I was previously a member of the Halifax Symphony Orchestra, 2nd & ass. 1st, Orchestra Piccolo, co-principal, Res Musica, American Wind Symphony, Theater Chamber Players, Towson Fine Arts Wind Quintet & Chamber Players and The Kinhaven Music Festival. I've been awarded a Professor Emeritus from Towson University having taught there for 33 years, written dozens of articles for The International Clarinet Journal, recorded several solo and ensemble works as well as many recordings with the BSO. I have also given master classes and recitals at the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, Three ICA ClarinetFests, St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Manhattan School of Music's visiting orchestra series and the Peabody Conservatory of Music where I've taught since 1992. Many of my former students are performing in major orchestras and military bands throughout the USA including Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Baltimore Symphony Recordings recordings with bass clarinet
Alfvin - Swedish Rhapsody #1 Vox VU 9006
Barber - Overture to "The School for Scandal", 1st and 2nd Essay's, Symphony #1 and Music for a Scene from Shelly - Argo #436 288-2
Cello Concerto see Britten Sym. for Cello and Orchestra.
Bernstein - West Side Story, Candide, Fancy Free - London 452019-2
& Dance Mix - Bernstein, Adams, Torke, plus - -Argo 444 454-2
Block - Schelomo- Yo Yo Ma - Sony SK57961
Brahms-Schoenberg Piano Quartet Op. 25 Vox-vu9016
Britten - Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Yo Yo Ma- CBS Records Masterworks MK94900
& Diversions on a Theme op. 21 Phoenix phod122
Coriglaino - Red Violin -Joshua Bell -Sony Classical 82876-88060-2
Copland - El Salon Mexico, Rodeo, Danzon Cubano - Argo 440639-2
Dvorak - Scherzo capriccioso, Op 66 recorded March 09, not yet released.
Elger - Symphony #1, Pomp and Circumstance, March #1&2 - Telarc CD 80310
Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F Helene Grimaud - Erato 0630-19571-2
Laderman -Concerto for Orchestra - Phoenix phod122
O'Connor,Mark -Americana Sympnony - OMAC Records
Rachmaninoff - Sympnohy #2 - Telarc #80312
Rachmaninoff - Symphony #3 - Telarc #80331
Rachmaninoff- Symphonic Dances - Telarc #80331
Respighi - Roman Festivals and Pines of Rome - Vanguard VA-25004, and ATM CD 1227
& Roman Festivals - Vanguard ATM CD 1227
Ravel - Rapsodie Espagnole and Concerto in D for the Left Hand, Fleisher, piano - Vanguard VA-25014 and ATM CD 1614
Rouse Symphony #1 and Phantasmata Elektra Nonesuch 979230-2
Strauss - Alpine Symphony on iTunes 2006 season.
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring on iTunes 2006 season.
& Petrushka, Telarc CD-80270
Torke - One, Ecstatic ER 092201
Color Music - Argo 433-071-2
Walton- Viola Concerto -Joshua Bell - London 452851-2
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