Reading by the University Of Florida String Orchestra conducted by Dr. Raymond Chobaz
Photo © Katherine Edison: https://kvedisonnaturephotos.smugmug.com/
Premiere 9/15/19 John T. Lowe, Jr, Dir. of Music & Organist, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Gainesville, Florida
Chamber String Orchestra
Written for, dedicated to & performed by clarinetist Jenny Maclay
World premiere, December 2, 2019 - Salle Serge-Garant, Montreal
I. Leprechaun's Delight (0:03)
II. Lucky Stars (1:51)
III. Tricksters! (3:43)
IV. Shh! The Ogre! (7:13)
V. Sláinte (13:21)
Fantasia for 3 Soprano Clarinets, 2 Bass Clarinets and Piano was written for and dedicated to Professor Mitchell Estrin, Music Director and Conductor, University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble, clarinetists Sophie Press, Haley Larsen, Dustin Phan, Alyssa Arkin, Abigail Mistretta, Gabrielle Tordi and Rachel Hidalgo, and pianist Kristian James.
Special thanks to Sophie Press and Prof. Estrin for their support and work in putting this piece together.
Debut performance may be viewed at https://youtu.be/gY6sWpCgPE4
Erika Gates, Kaela Dunlap, Matthew Bissen Bflat clarinets
Nathan Speir, Jalen Mims, Bass Clarinets
Chase Roberts, Piano
Students of Garrick Zoeter, Professor of Clarinet, the Shenandoah Conservatory
Eternal Morning was written for and dedicated to clarinetist Jenny Maclay http://jennyclarinet.com/ This piece features Wood Thrush recordings with improvisational-like, imitative melodies for the clarinet with piano accompaniment.
Hear Ms. Maclay's premiere performance recorded in Paris at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV-i3lIqYuc
Written for pianist Dr. Soomee Yoon Oh, this new work is in four segments:
I. Passion Flower (Oil on Canvas)
II. Summer Meadow (Watercolor on Paper)
III. Metamorphosis (Mixed Media)
Encore. Ballerina Butterfly (Mobile Sculpture)
Passion Flower (Art in Nature) will be premiered in Phoenix (TBA). Hear Dr. Yoon play Ballerina Butterfly (Mobile Sculpture) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z45Rz1bxNA
Original art © Amanda Lakey https://amandalakey.art/
Written for and dedicated to clarinetist Jenny Maclay, this new work will be a collection of entertaining cat tales, each paired with a colorful feline musical response by the clarinet and piano. Premiere TBA http://jennyclarinet.com/
Original watercolor by Minnesota artist Elaine Dobson.
Lights From A Window was written for and dedicated to violist Helen Kirklin.
I. Ab Imo Corde
III. Amor Aeternus (in memory of Wave)
This piece was premiered by Janna Lower, violin, Helen Kirklin, viola and Soomee Yoon Oh, piano on February 20, 2011 in Gainesville, Florida.
This exciting performance may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibnsFXOImlY
Uplifting arrangement of this timeless melody for flute and piano. Hear an inspired performance by flutist Cindy Martin and pianist Tané DeKrey at https://youtu.be/kaDQ2Q7iI7U
Performance by Charles M. Allen, Jr., clarinet, and Emily Humphreys-Beher, piano
"Two Sandhill Cranes" acrylic, by Bev Jozwiak Copyright © Bev Jozwiak (used with permission)
Music by Zach Neece Copyright © 2019 Zachary Neece