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Vienna favorites fill Youngstown Symphony program

February 14, 2008
By Tribune Chronicle
YOUNGSTOWN — Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman joins the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra for its next concert.

The two-time Grammy Award winner for Best Chamber Music Performance will perform Wolfgang Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the orchestra and guest conductor Gisele Ben-Dor.

Stoltzman was the first wind player to to receive the Avery Fisher Prize, and he gave the first clarinet recitals and both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall.

He has performed and / or recorded with a wide range of pop, jazz and classical artists, including the Canadian Brass, Chick Corea, Judy Collins, Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter, Spyro Gyra founder Jeremy Wall, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Richard Goode.

Also on the program will be Johann Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz and Johannes Brah-m’s First Symphony.

Ben-Dor has been a guest conductor with New York Philharmonic, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Pops, New World Symphony, Israel Philharmonic and the Helsinki Philharmonic. She is conductor laureate of the Santa Barbara Symphony, conductor emeriti of the Boston Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra and former associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St. Tickets range from $15 to $30 and are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office and by calling 330-744-0264.

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Grammy winner Ric-hard Stoltzman performs Saturday with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.



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