Clarinetist Charles Neidich Set to Perform With the String Orchestra of Brooklyn Nov 9
Renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich will appear as soloist with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn under the baton of Tito Mun?oz Saturday evening, November 9th at 8:00 p.m. at St. Ann's Church, 157 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY. The program will begin with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 and continue, with Mr. Neidich as clarinet soloist in the incomparable Mozart Clarinet Concert in A Major, K. 622.
Orchestra at the Korea Maru Festival in Busan, Korea and was heard with the Mozart Kegelstatt Trio at the Sendai Festival in Japan. Mr. Neidich also appeared on the JT Hall Chamber Series in Tokyo playing the Mozart Clarinet Quintet. In October, Mr. Neidich was heard in the French premiere of the original version of the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Opera Lorraine at Nancy. This December, will be heard with the Queens Contemporary Music Ensemble Nota Bene in works by Stravinsky, John Adams and Schoenberg. From February through July 2013 Mr. Neidich appeared at the Moscow Brahms Festival; Ensemble MidtVest, Denmark; at the University of Chicago in the Ralph Shapey Quintet (written for Mr. Neidich), at Apeldoorn, Netherlands; in Boston (Messiaen Quartet For the End of Time)); the Clarinetopia Festival at Michigan State University; at the Sarasota Music Festival, the Risør Festival South, Norway, the Marlboro Festival, and the Kita-Karuizawa Festival, Japan.
In addition to performing as soloist, Mr. Neidich has in recent seasons, added conducting to his musical accomplishments. He has led the Cobb Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Symphony in performances of the Franck Symphony in D Minor and Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (also playing the solo clarinet part). Mr. Neidich continues to serve as conductor of the Queens College Chamber Orchestra in Queens, New York City, with whom he has performed the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven in historically informed interpretations.
Mr. Neidich appeared at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 9, 2010, February 2, 2011 and March 24, 2011 in concerts presented by Festival Chamber Music. Also in New York, Mr. Neidich was heard with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church. He performed as part of the acclaimed New York Woodwind Quintet in Philadelphia under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Mr. Neidich was heard with the Portland String Quartet in Portland, ME. Mr. Neidich also participated in a concert in New York to benefit victims of the March 2011 earthquake in Japan. In past seasons Mr. Neidich has appeared in recital and as guest soloist all over the world, and has been making his mark as a conductor. In wide demand as a soloist, Mr. Neidich has collaborated with some of the world's leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Halle Staatsorchester of Germany, Orpheus, the St. Louis Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony, New City Chamber Orchestra of San Francisco, Athens Chamber Music Festival, Tafelmusik, the Juilliard, Guarneri, American, and Mendelssohn String Quartets, and the Peabody Trio.
During the 2008-09 season, Mr. Neidich participated in a series of concerts celebrating Elliott Carter's Centennial: an Elliott Carter Docu-Concert at Vanderbilt University; an all-Carter concert at Merkin Hall in November 2008 with the New York Woodwind Quintet; and at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall as part of Carnegie Hall's "Making Music" series in December 2008.
Mr. Neidich commands a repertoire of over 200 solo works, including pieces commissioned or inspired by him, as well as his own transcriptions of vocal and instrumental works. A noted exponent of 20th century music, he has premiered works by Milton Babbit, Elliott Carter, Edison Denisov, William Schumann, Ralph Shapey, Joan Tower, and other leading contemporary composers. With a growing discography to his credit, Mr. Neidich can be heard on the Chandos, Sony Classical, Sony Vivarte, Deutsche Grammophon, Musicmasters, Pantheon, and Bridge labels. His recorded repertoire ranges from familiar works by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, and Brahms, to lesser-known compositions by Danzi, Reicha, Rossini, and Hummel, as well as music by Elliott Carter, Gyorgy Kurtag, and other contemporary masters.
A native New Yorker of Russian and Greek descent, Charles Neidich had his first clarinet lessons with his father and his first piano lessons with his mother. Mr. Neidich's early musical idols were Fritz Kreisler, pianist Artur Schnabel and other violinists and pianists, rather than clarinetists. However, the clarinet won out over time, and he pursued studies with the famed pedagogue
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