Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet Chair

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ClarinetFest 2011 is coming up!!

ClarinetFest 2011 is coming up!!

Cal State Northridge, August 3-7 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 […]

Clarinetfest 2011

Clarinetfest 2011

Here we are in the Grand Salon at Cal State Northridge, after performing Quintets from the Caribbean at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 5th. From left, the Formalist Quartet, Ashley Walters, cello, Andrew McIntosh, viola and 1st violin, Kathleen Jones, clarinet, Andrew Tholl, 2nd violin, […]

La Asociación Pro Orquesta Sinfónica

La Asociación Pro Orquesta Sinfónica

The Puerto Rico Symphony’s marvelous support group is called “APOS” or, in Spanish, “la Asociación Pro Orquesta Sinfónica.” One of their many projects to benefit the Orchestra is the “Beca Sanromá”, a scholarship for summer studies, awarded to tenured musicians. Some of this year’s recipients […]

The fabulous Duo Scarbó–Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals

The fabulous Duo Scarbó–Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals

The fabulous Duo Scarbó (Elena Hammel and Laura Sánchez, pianists) appeared with us on May 28th playing Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals on our 12th subscription concert. I still remember their performance of Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnol in the Casals Festival several years ago—they got […]

Vieques and Plácido Domingo

Vieques and Plácido Domingo

The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra played in Vieques for the first time in history. We went by bus from Santurce to Fajardo, by ferry to Vieques, and by vans to the old Fortín, where, conducted by Rafael Enrique Irizarry (our Assistant Principal Horn,) and by […]

Camerata Caribe

Camerata Caribe

Camerata Caribe, a chamber music group in residence at the Conservatorio de Música de PR, was formed in August of 1982 by Peter Kern, flute; David Bourns, oboe; Kathleen Jones, clarinet; Alan Brown, bassoon; and Vanessa Vassallo, piano. All of us were full-time professors, and […]

David Shifrin–Weber Concerto #2

David Shifrin–Weber Concerto #2

David Shifrin was with us on May 14th, playing a gorgeous Weber Concerto #2 on our 11th subscription concert. Here he is at the end of the concert in Sala Sinfónica with the PRSO woodwind section: front, from left, Jonathan Figueroa, and Josué Casillas, flutes, […]

Premio Héctor Campos Parsi

Premio Héctor Campos Parsi

On February 13th I was deeply honored to receive the Premio Héctor Campos Parsi (Hector Campos Parsi Prize) at the closing concert of the II Congreso Puertorriqueño de Creación Musical (Second Puerto Rican Congress of Musical Creation) at the II Congreso Puertorriqueño de Creación Musical […]

PRSO’s fouth subscription concert

PRSO’s fouth subscription concert

The PRSO’s fourth subscription concert was a wild success under the baton of our Principal Guest Conductor, Guillermo Figueroa, with his sister, Ivonne, as soloist in the Third Piano Concerto by Saint-Saens. Roberto Sierra’s lively Third Symphony (La Salsa) opened the program, which concluded with […]

Performances at ClarinetFests

Performances at ClarinetFests

Performances at ClarinetFests If anyone reading this doesn’t know about the International Clarinet Association, which is a tremendously positive organization for clarinetists, I recommend they visit www.clarinet.org. The ICA’s two biggest contributions are The Clarinet, a quarterly publication edited by Jim Gillespie, and the annual […]