Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet Chair

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In memory of Nathan Cammack, conductor of the Eugene Junior Symphony when I played in it (1966-1970,) who passed away on September 24, 2018

In memory of Nathan Cammack, conductor of the Eugene Junior Symphony when I played in it (1966-1970,) who passed away on September 24, 2018

In the more-than-50 years that I have been playing principal clarinet in an orchestra, starting with my seventh-grade Spencer Butte Junior High experience with the highly capable Norma Bryant, I have had the privilege of working with some truly great masters of that mysterious, elusive […]

An Annotated Bibliography of Works Written for Camerata Caribe

An Annotated Bibliography of Works Written for Camerata Caribe

Camerata Caribe, in residence at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico since 1982, is formed by the professors of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano. Some 66 works have been written for the group by composers from Puerto Rico, as well as England, Peru, […]

Maestro Leslie López: Ricardo Morales’ first teacher(1)

Maestro Leslie López: Ricardo Morales’ first teacher(1)

A clarinetist would have to be from Mars to not recognize the name Ricardo Morales, but ask that clarinetist where Ricardo came from, and I suspect you might get a blank look. Puerto Rico, a green, mountainous island, 100 miles long and 35 miles wide, […]

This is Your Orchestra

This is Your Orchestra

A Profile of the Musicians of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra The Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (PRSO) was created on June 20, 1957, by Joint Resolution Number 92 of the Puerto Rico Legislature . It serves the people of Puerto Rico. In order for Puerto […]

Invite an Arab to dinner

Invite an Arab to dinner

Invite an Arab to dinner this week. What better time to talk about the Koran and the Muslim religion? Ask what they believe in. Compare your view of God with theirs. See if there is common ground, like God is good; Thou shalt not kill, […]