It is hard to believe it is May already…

This Sunday, May 5 I will be performing at Ladner United Church in their “Sunday at 3 pm Series” with the Galiano Trio. I am playing Bass clarinet this time, we are presenting a wonderful selection of classical repertoire re-imagined for Wind Trio.   
Sunday, May 5 – 3 pm – Ladner United Church, 4960 48th St. Delta  – $10 at the Door

Works by French composers Rameau, Poulenc, Bizet, and Claude Bolling.  The Brits are represented by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Butterworth, and more. The program is rounded out with some Resphigi, Gershwin, Joplin, and Canadian works by Bill Douglas and Anita Sleeman.
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It has been a busy term working with students and my youth orchestra. 

Last week I had the privilege of working with many clarinet students participating in this year’s Cantendo Band Festival at Whistler BC.  I conducted a day of clarinet masterclasses for this year’s festival. Thanks to Denis Prime and Greg Hurst for all your support.

April 13 was our WInds and Symphony Concert with RDYO. We presented William Walton’s Viola Concerto, Florence Prices’s Symphony No 1 in E minor, and Marquez Danzon No. 2. I am very proud of what the orchestra has achieved in the past few months.

I also conducted our combined winds through Holst’s Jupiter from the Planets. This was quite challenging for this group, but a great learning experience for them and they gave a really good performance of the work in the end.  Our Junior winds conductor William Broverman conducted two other pieces as well to round out the program.

Student Achievements – Spring 2024

VAYA festival – Cole C. – Composition Class award – Bronze Award 

National Youth Band – Congratulations to Frank for winning acceptance 2 years in a row.

Congratulations to Ivan C. for achieving First-class honors on his RCM Level 7 clarinet exam!