ClarinetFest 2011 is coming up!!

Cal State Northridge, August 3-7

Kathy with the members of the Pacifica Quartet
Kathy with the members of the Pacifica Quartet

I’ll be playing Caribbean music for clarinet and string quartet on Friday, August 5th from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. First up will be a charming Divertimento by François Bahuaud, a French cellist who has worked in the Dominican Republic for decades. (When I first arrived in Puerto Rico François was acting principal cellist of the PRSO, and one of the few people I could speak with, because I had studied French!) His quintet is a delight! Then, we shall perform three of the five movements of Luis Enrique Juliá’s Quinteto, which I played in the 2010 Casals Festival with the fabulous Pacifica Quartet. The composer (who will be present) says the work is a conversation between the strings (representing Luis Pales Matos, a famous Puerto Rican poet) and the clarinet (representing a gorgeous local girl who became his lover.)
I’ll hope to see you there!

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