Student Clarinet Choir Receives Out-of-Town Performance Invitations

October 23, 2007

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After just one year in existence, the Eastman School of Music Clarinet Choir is getting invitations and going on the road.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, the 15-member ensemble travels to Buffalo to perform as part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Community Night Concert Series. The Eastman students will warm up the audience with Rossini’s “Italian in Algiers,” “Elgar’s “Nimrod,” Glinka’s “Ruslan and Ludmila,” and other works before the regularly scheduled BPO concert.

The Eastman Clarinet Choir will also appear at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam on Sunday, Nov. 18, in a program that includes the performance of its own repertoire and two works with the Crane Clarinet Choir, including Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture.”

The Eastman Clarinet Choir formed in 2006 under the direction of Robert DiLutis, instructor of clarinet in both the Eastman School and the Community Music School. The group hosted and performed in the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Ensemble Festival held in Kilbourn Hall last fall.

The Clarinet Choir’s repertoire covers all orchestral works arranged for clarinet ensemble. The group has commissioned several new arrangements and is working this year on a new arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.
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