Saturday, May 4, 4:00 PM
Los Angeles Clarinet Choir IN CONCERT!
Conducted by Margaret Thornhill and Victoria Ramos
South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival
South Pasadena Library, Community Room
1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena 91030
Free! Show up early at this popular event to claim a seat!
Paul Richards "A Butterfly Coughs in Africa"
Piazzola "Libertango" with David Sucik E-flat soprano solo
Brahms "Canon #13 for women's voices" for 10 soprano clarinets
Mendelssohn "Concertpiece #1" for 2 clarinets and ensemble
Victoria Ramos and Lori Musicant, soloists
Art Gottschalk "The Kaleidoscopic Pocket Hockets Boogaloo" for 10 bass clarinets
Adam Gorb "Burlesque"
Joe Garland "In the Mood" (cover for clarinet ensemble by David Sucik"
Founded in 2005 by its conductor, Margaret Thornhill, the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir has in a short time become one of North America's premiere clarinet ensembles. Most members have college degrees in clarinet performance. Committed to performing new original music and arrangements for this unique medium, the LACC is the dedicatee of works by Cansino, Gurol, Avshalomov, and Cummings, gave west coast premieres of works by Ellerby, Curtis, Johnston, and Linkola.
In 2007, they were the only clarinet choir to be selected for the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2010, they performed at ClarinetFest2010, in Austin, Texas, and were featured at the Los Angeles ClarinetFest in 2011. They have performed to a standing-room-only audience at the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival in 2010 and 2011, and in June 2012 were presented in concert at the Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena in a program of original Japanese music for clarinet choir, "Celebrating Sakura."
The LACC is registered with the State of California as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural corporation.
Watch the choir's performance of Sammy Nestico's "A Study in Contrasts" at the South Pasadena Public Library.
Watch the choir's performance of the Bartok Roumanian Dances at Santa Monica Public Library.
A professionally produced CD of the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir is now available from us for $15 plus postage. Or, buy it online from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/lacc
Score and parts for The Great Clarinet Circus are also now available directly from the composer. For details, email us.
For more information about the Choir, future
concerts, or to inquire about having the Choir perform at
your venue, please
The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir.
Partial Repertoire List
Martin Ellerby "Looping the Loop, A Chicago Hop" local premiere
Jonathan Russell "Claremont Suite" (2011) local premieres, written for Margaret Thornhill
Erol Gurol "Night Rhapsody"--World Premiere, 2011, written for LACC
Charles Fernandez --"Circus Stroll"--local premiere
Mike Curtis --"Global Tour"--local premiere
Jukka Linkola--"Chalumeaux Suite"--local premiere
Andy Scott-"Paquito" for 8 clarinets--local premiere
Vaughn Williams (arr. Johnston)--Rhosymedre
Paul Harvey--"Dances of Atlantis"
Andy Scott --"Fujiko" for solo E--flat clarinet and clarinet choir
David Avshalomov--"Three Outside"- World Premiere, 2008, written for LACC
Edward Cansino--"The Great Clarinet Circus" for clarinet choir and percussion, World Premiere, 2007, written for LACC
Darius Milhaud/Kazuhiro Morita --Scaramouche Suite
Paul Richards --"One Step at a Time"
Antonio Fraioli--"My Funny Paola" for jazz clarinet and choir, local premiere
Spencer Dorn--"A Collection for Clarinet Choir"
Claude Debussy/Howland--"Petite Suite"
Alex Ciesla/Traditional--"Klezmer Suite"
Vaclav Nelhybel--"Chorale and Danza"
Edvard Grieg/Costjens (collection Piet Jeegers)--"Peer Gynt Suite"
Bela Bartok/Jense (collection P. Jeegers)--"Roumanian Dances"
Maurice Ravel/Brackett--"Mother Goose Suite"
Wolfgang Mozart/Caillet--"Overture to the Marriage of Figaro"
John Philip Sousa/Conley--"The Stars and Stripes Forever"
Gordon Jacob--"The Wind in the Reeds"
Gordon Jacob--"Introduction and Allegro"
Weber/Heim--"Adagio and Rondo" for clarinet solo and clarinet choir, from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Gordon Jacob--"Concertino" (after Tartini) for solo clarinet and clarinet choir
Ponchielli/Cardon--"Il Convegno" for two solo clarinets and clarinet choir Sammy Nestico-"A Study in Contrasts"
Robert Roden-"Two Water Colors"
Jan van der Roost--"Rikudim"
Elliot Del Borgo--"Dodecaphonic Essay"
Peter Schickele-"Monchrome" for Nine Clarinets
from our fans: The concert was hot! Everyone deserves to hear the best music, and that's what the LACC is about!
--Bill Van Loan, audience member, November 22, 2008 I didn't
expect your music to be so---MELODIC! That's the only word
--audience member, September 18, 2005. When
I grow up I want to be an E-flat clarinet player!
Sachs, age 13 May
I have your autograph?
--Natalie Jacobs, age 7 (Dec. 18, 2005) I have never heard the sanctuary resonate like that before.
--Pastor Andy Wilson, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, 2008 .Pictured (row 1, left to right): Jeff Lewis, Erica Golden, Dr. Thornhill, Joel Kabakoff,
Don Gross, Alex Sramek. (row 2, left to right): Barbara Watts-Robinson, Spencer Quong, Lynne Snyder, Nichole Pacquing, Sarkis Hardy, Vicky Ramos.Top: David Sucik, Lori Musicant Koch. Photo by Enrique Perez.