The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, 15 clarinetists under the direction of Dr. Margaret Thornhill and Victoria Ramos, returns to Neighborhood UU Church of Pasadena on Saturday, April 26, in "Magical Places," a spring concert featuring modern classical, jazz, samba, and klezmer influenced music from France, Japan, Brazil, and America including multiple soloists and several premieres.|
The program features the local premiere an exciting original work, "Northwest Corner" by San Diego composer, Kyle Rowan; Alex Ciesla's klezmer concerto "Fantasia for clarinet" with conductor Margaret Thornhill as soloist; another Los Angeles premiere, "Sandglass" by contemporary Japanese composer, Hirokazu Fukushima; the samba standard, "Tico Tico" by Zequinha de Abreu; "Ternura," a Brazillian choro-serenata by K-Ximbinho arranged for clarinet quartet by Christin Hablewitz, and featuring Christin in a florid bass clarinet solo; and the rollicking "Clarinet Dances" by Yosuke Fukuda with a quintet of soloists. Another highlight of the program will be Maurice Ravel's colorful "Mother Goose Suite" in an arrangement by Tony Brackett. (Don't miss Beauty and the Beast, for soprano and contrabass clarinets!) Midway through the concert, members of the group will offer a show-and-tell of the instruments. The program is fun for all ages.
The concert begins at 8PM. Admission is $15 general, $10 students and seniors, children 12 and under, free. Neighborhood Church is located at 301 N. Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena, and there is free parking on site.
Neighborhood UU Church of Pasadena (View)
301 N. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
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