The Penn State Clarinet Choir has been invited by audition to perform at the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest in Orlando, FL. The event takes place July 26-30 and the ensemble's performance is July 29th at 9:30am. The ensemble will represent Penn State University by performing a 25-minute program featuring three pieces: “A Butterfly Coughs in Africa” by Paul Richards, “Overture to Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck (arranged by Matt Johnston), and the world premiere of “Scherzo” by Penn State faculty member David B. Stambler.
The International Clarinet Association (ICA) is the premiere organization for professional and amateur clarinetists, and the ICA’s annual ClarinetFest is the largest conference for clarinetists of its kind drawing performers and audience members from all over the world. In addition to ensemble performance, students will attend outstanding lectures, an exhibition hall, competitions, masterclasses, clarinet choirs, and solo and ensemble performances.
Please consider making a donation to assist with travel and hotel costs. Donations are being accepted online here. Thank you! For more information, please access the conference website or the Penn State clarinet studio.
The Clarinet Choir is under the direction of clarinet professor Anthony J. Costa. In addition to conducting the choir at the conference, Professor Costa will also perform Michael Henry's "Refraactions" with the Prestige Clarinet Quartet.