Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet Chair

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Updates 2018

Updates 2018

December 2018: Here are some of the photos currently on display in the lobby of Sala Sinfonica, taken in the 1980’s, of members of the PRSO, past and present—a trip down memory lane! Let’s start with clarinetists: Why, there’s Kathy Jones: Jose Rafael Bracero-Lopez (“Bracero”) […]

Updates 2018

Updates 2018

June 2018: CMPR graduation on the 10th: congrats to Veronica Burgos Perez for her BM in clarinet! She is now the clarinet teacher at the Escuela Libre (Free School of Music) in Caguas! Double congrats! PRSO season finished on the 9th with Star Trek and […]

Updates 2017

Updates 2017

December 2017: PRSO played its annual Christmas concert on the 16th in the Puerto Rico Coliseum (the Choliseo) for the first time, a huge venue usually used for popular concerts, pressed into service because almost all of Puerto Rico’s performing halls (except the 1100-seat Sala […]

Updates 2017

Updates 2017

June 2017: The PRSO finished its season with a very appropriate performance of Haydn’s Farewell Symphony (along with the Higdon Viola Concerto with Roberto Diaz, and Beethoven’s 7th.) May 2017: CMPR’s ClarinetDay on May 31st : lecture on improvisation by Prof. Andrew Lazaro, among other […]

Updates 2016

Updates 2016

December 2016: PRSO: Dec. 17th plays a free Christmas concert at El Morro, our famed 16th-Century fort that guards the entrance to the San Juan harbor. Pretty spectacular backdrop! Here is a picture of the approaching storm, that ended up raining us out. And one […]

Updates 2016

Updates 2016

June 2016: CMPR: Serenata Cantabile in Sala Sanroma on June 12th—music for clarinet and fabulous sopranos, including Sara Garcia, Sibelle Marquez, Camila Otero, Carmenchu Dominguez, and Esthermari Barbosa. Seated, from left, Janice Rivera (E-flat,) Jesuet Gonzalez, Jonathan Cosme, Leyshla Santiago, Omar Torres (bass,) Maria Ivelisse […]

Updates 2015

Updates 2015

December 2015: PRSO: Dec. 19th we play our 7th (sold-out) Star Wars concert. Here I am in Sala Sinfonica tickling the toes of one of our guests. PRSO: Dec. 5th Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, produced by Teatro de la Opera, with fantastic local talent, one […]

Updates 2015

Updates 2015

June 2015: PRSO: June 13 we close the 2014-15 season with Carmina Burana CMPR: June 13th Glorylivet Sanchez graduates from the CMPR. She is now a happy member of a Navy band. Here, after her graduation recital, are Nelson Vega, Liza Nazario, Jubal Rosado (also […]

Updates 2014

Updates 2014

December 2014: PRSO: Dec. 13th Eli Eban, soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, with Mahler’s 4th Symphony, conducted by Maximiano Valdes. This was Eli’s first visit and he has been welcomed yearly since then. A great clarinetist, musician, and gentleman. CMPR: Dec. 5th Cathy and Bill […]

Updates 2014

Updates 2014

June 2014: Seattle visit and a selfie with Professor William McColl (retired University of Washington professor, and first clarinet teacher when the Puerto Rico Conservatory opened in 1960) and his wife Sue. Sue’s brother, David Bourns, was the PRSO principal oboist for 38 years! Sue […]

Updates 2013

Updates 2013

December 2013: Casa Cleary Jones: December 24, seven weeks post-op, we are grateful to have that guy at the right looking so good. See below. CMPR: Dec. 20th—Anthony Ortiz Ocasio—graduation recital—Schumann, Fantasy Pieces; Kupferman, Moonflowers, Baby!; Krommer, Concerto for 2 clarinets, Op. 91, with Erika […]

Updates 2013

Updates 2013

June 2013: PRSO: We finished the 2012-13 season on June 15th with Revueltas Sensemaya, Sierra’s 4th Symphony; Paquito D’Rivera’s new Flute Concerto with Marina Piccinini; and Gershwin’s American in Paris, Maximiano Valdes conducting. PRSO: June 1st subscription concert including Saint-Saens’ 5th piano concerto (Pascal Roge) […]

Updates 2012

Updates 2012

December 2012: PRSO: Dec. 15th, subscription concert with Guillermo Figueroa on the podium: a work by Elgar for strings; Higdon, Percussion Concerto (Lisa Peguer,) Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin, and concluding with Ravel’s La Valse. PRSO: Dec. 8th, subscription concerto with Roselin Pabon on the podium: Stravinsky, […]

Updates 2012

Updates 2012

June 2012: June 24-29 I spent at the Oregon Suzuki Institute with my 13-year-old violinist daughter. You can learn a lot by watching master teachers teach—whatever the instrument. PRSO: June 2nd, subscription concert: our assistant principal flutist, Jonathan Figueroa was soloist in the Chaminade Concertino; […]

Updates 2011

Updates 2011

PRSO: Dec. 10th, subscription concert with guest JoAnn Falleta; Beethoven’s Leonora Overture #3; Lalo, Sinfonia Espanol (Michael Ludwig) and a Suite from Prokofiev’s Cinderella. CMPR: Dec. 2nd, master class with Dr. David Carter, who played works with percussion (rather than piano.) We had a memorable […]