Hoff Barthelson Music School To Host Clarinet Master Class With Jon Manasse, 4/30

Jon Manasse, principal clarinet with the American Ballet Theater Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra coaches Hoff-Barthelson Music School clarinet students at a master class on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 2 pm at the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale. An internationally celebrated clarinetist, Mr. Manasse's class will be the seventh of eight master classes to be given during the School's 2016-2017 season. The public is invited to observe the Master Class free of charge.

For additional information:

For additional information: 914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org, www.hbms.org.

About Jon Manasse:

Jon Manasse has been featured in numerous solo, concerto, and chamber music appearances in the U.S. and around the world. He is principal clarinet of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra; former principal clarinet, New York Chamber Symphony; served as guest principal clarinet of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New Jersey, St. Louis, and Seattle Symphony Orchestras.

About the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series:

Master class coaching by guest artists has been part of Hoff-Barthelson's curriculum since the School's founding in 1944. This distinguished tradition continues this season with a roster of world-class musicians and educators including Pamela Devenport and Paul Wiley, cello; Byron Janis, piano; Aaron Rosand, violin; Guy Eshed, flute; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Alice Ripley, voice; and members of the New York Philharmonic.

Master classes are an enlightening experience for students and audiences alike. After months of careful preparation, students perform for and then receive feedback and guidance from a master teacher who often challenges the student to think in new and critical ways about the piece they've prepared. The results are inspiring and enlightening and serve as a catalyst for students to reach new heights in their own musical explorations.

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:

One of Westchester County's most cherished and active cultural resources, Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. The School will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2019-2020.

The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Clarinetist Jon Manasse



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