Sunday, March 3, 2013
9AM to 8PM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
with special guest artists:
Ralph Skiano, Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony
William Blayney, Buffet Artist
Richard MacDowell, University of Texas, Austin (Retired)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr., from the HBO Series "The Wire"
Join newly appointed Professor of Clarinet, Robert DiLutis, for the first Maryland Clarinet Day. Whether a beginner clarinetist or advanced professional, this fun, relaxed day filled with masterclasses and performances brings all clarinetists plenty of new skills to enhance their musical careers.
CLARINET GIVE-AWAY! Registered guests receive free t-shirts and prizes, and will be entered to win a Buffet E12F, a new semi-professional clarinet model!
Refine your repertoire and technique in masterclasses with Ralph Skiano, William Blayney, Richard MacDowell and Robert DiLutis. Learn how acting techniques can improve your performances with Lawrence Gilliard from the HBO Series "The Wire".
Masterclasses are open to all participants. Please indicate on the registration from if you are interested in performing during a class. Only a limited number of students will be selected to perform.
Buffet group will be on-site with their complete line of clarinets, as well as several other vendors offering music and free instrument tune-ups.
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|8:30AM||Registration and Breakfast (provided by The Clarinet Society) in the Clarice Smith Center lobby.|
|9AM||Opening Recital with Robert DiLutis, Paul Cigan and David Jones|
|10AM||Ralph Skiano Masterclass|
|11AM||Break & Vendor Time|
|11:30AM||William Blayney “Historical Clarinet Recordings”: hear original recordings from 1899-1940 of some of the greatest legends of the clarinet.|
|12:30PM||Lunch & Vendor time (provided by The Clarinet Society)|
|1:15PM||Mass Clarinet Choir|
|2:15PM||Break & Vendor Time|
|2:30PM||Richard MacDowell Masterclass|
|3:30PM||Break & Vendor Time|
|3:45PM||Lawrence Gilliard “Acting for a Better Performance” Masterclass|
|4:45PM||Break & Vendor Time (Exhibits close at 5PM)|
|5PM||Robert DiLutis Masterclass|
|6PM||Mike Hammer Instrument Repair Class|
|6:45PM||Evening Recital and Prizes Give-away|
Robert DiLutis has recently been appointed to the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Music, College Park. Previously Mr. DiLutis was Professor of Clarinet at the Louisiana State University School of Music, Assistant Principal and E-flat clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor of Clarinet at the Eastman School of Music. Mr. DiLutis has also served on the faculties of the St. Mary's University in Texas, and Nazareth College in New York. Most recently Mr. DiLutis developed and taught an Orchestral Audition Training Program for the Eastman School of Music. His many clinics and master classes have included Ithaca College, Hartt School of Music, Boston University, New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music and the Academia y Banda De Musica De Norena, Oviedo, Spain. >>more
Paul Cigan is currently second clarinetist with the National Symphony Orchestra and an active chamber musician and teacher in the Washington, DC area. During his tenure with the NSO, Mr. Cigan has appeared as concerto soloist and given chamber music performances and master classes across the United States as part of the orchestra's American Residencies program. He can be heard performing regularly with the 21st Century Consort, Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, Theater Chamber Players, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and in concerts at the Library of Congress. Recent recordings include performances with the 21st Century Consort, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra. >>more
David Jones joined the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra as Principal Clarinet in 1998. He has also performed extensively with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as well being a member of the Contemporary Music Forum and a featured artist with the American Chamber Players, and the 20th Century Consort. Comfortable in many different musical situations, Mr. Jones has worked with Tony Bennett, Jose Carreras, Rosemary Clooney, Placido Domingo, Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma, The Manhattan Transfer, Jesse Norman, Luciano Pavarotti, David Sanborn, Rod Stewart and The Temptations as well as the national tours of Kiss Me Kate, Cinderella, Annie, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, The King and I, Showboat, West Side Story and The Wizard of Oz. >>more
Ralph Skiano was appointed principal clarinetist of the Richmond Symphony in 2002 and in 2006, principal clarinetist of the Des Moines Metro Opera. In addition, he also performs with the Richmond Ballet and the Virginia Opera. Other orchestral appearances have included the Cincinnati Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the Virginia Symphony, the Kentucky Symphony, and the Washington Opera.
Ralph has been involved in numerous music festivals, including the Brevard Music Center, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Tanglewood Music Center, and has been featured as a soloist with ensembles in the United States, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In 2010, Ralph was a guest artist at the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium. He is a founding member and director of the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble in Virginia and is also a part of the Fessenden Chamber Ensemble in Washington DC, along with members of the National Symphony and the Washington Opera. Most summers, he can be heard performing opera on the beautiful French island of Belle Ile en Mer.
Under the guidance of Richard Hawley, Ralph completed his BM at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2002. Other influential teachers include Yehuda Gilad, Steve Cohen, Eli Eban, and Marguerite Levin. Ralph lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, Ann and his yellow lab, Savannah.
William Blayney is highly regarded as a soloist, clinician, and clarinet pedagogue. His wide range of experience extends from playing with the Atlanta and Seattle Symphonies, opera and ballet companies in New York, Baltimore, Atlanta, and Seattle, to playing First Clarinet on Broadway and on movie soundtracks such as Die Hard III, and for the Disney Studios’ re-scoring of classic cartoons from the 1930s and 40s for their television show “Sing Me A Story”. Since moving to Seattle in 1987 he has performed as Principal Clarinet in all of Seattle’s top musical organizations, including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Fifth Avenue Theatre, and Northwest Chamber Orchestra. His many performances with the Seattle Symphony include radio broadcasts, telecasts of the openings of Benaroya Hall and Safeco Field, the Rolling Requiem and the first net cast of an orchestral concert. He is on many of the SSO’s CDs including the premiere recording of David Diamond’s 11th Symphony on which he plays First Clarinet.
Upon receipt of his Bachelor of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, he was invited to teach in their Preparatory Department. While in Baltimore he also taught at the Baltimore High School for the Performing Arts and the University of Maryland (UMBC). In a Kennedy Center Performance the Washington Post praised the “expert performances of Debussy Rhapsody and Brahms Sonata by clarinetist William Blayney.” Known also for his interest in and knowledge of historical clarinetists and their recorded legacy, he is preparing a series of historical recordings of Great Clarinetists of the 20th Century.
Mr. Blayney’s three clarinet teachers were all noted for their beauty of sound and expressive musicality. They were his father, Donald R. Blayney, Ignatius Gennusa, and David Weber.
Richard MacDowell has taught and performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad. His study and degrees are from the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, Northwestern University, and Florida State University. He has studied clarinet with Robert Marcellus, Stanly Hasty, Leon Russianoff, and Fred Ormand. He is known to be one of the strongest pedagogues in the Marcellus and Hasty traditions. Before coming to the University of Texas at Austin, where he was Associate Professor of Clarinet for over 20 years, he taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy at Interlochen, Michigan for a number of years.
He has been on the faculty of the Banff Festival in Alberta, Canada, giving a week of master classes to international students. While there he participated in two recitals, one of which featured the Mozart Clarinet Quintet. He was principal clarinet in a two -week orchestra festival in the Dominican Republic, the Northwood Orchestra in Harbor Springs, Michigan, the Killington Music Festival in Vermont, the Kapalua Festival in Maui, Hawaii, and a frequent clinician and performer in the International Clarinet Association annual festival, and the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium.
He has given recitals and master classes at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska. He participated in the 2010 China Clarinet Festival in Naning, China, and the Taiwan Clarinet Festival in Touen, Taiwan, Taiwan.
He's been the principal clarinet of the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Lakewood Ensemble of Dallas, Mozart-fest of Austin, the Chamber Soloists of Austin, Salon Concerts, and the Victoria Bach Festival. This past year, his final year prior to his retirement from UT, he was co-artistic director and host for the 2010 ICA ClarintFest in Austin. Locally, he has been a frequent guest with the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, and has been on the faculties of Ithaca College, State University College at Oneonta, and Hartwick. He's played principal clarinet with the Glimmerglass Opera, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Catskill Philharmonic, and played with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Binghamton Pops, the Northeast Philharmonic, and Tri-Cities Opera, among others.
LAWRENCE GILLIARD, JR
Lawrence "Larry" Gilliard, Jr. is an American character actor who has appeared in films, television series and theatre. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of D'Angelo Barksdale on the HBO drama series The Wire, a role which earned him much critical acclaim.
Gilliard studied classical music at Baltimore School for the Arts and Juilliard School but decided to pursue acting instead. He made his film debut as the lead in the independent film Straight Out of Brooklyn. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Acting Studio, Inc., and the Stella Adler Conservatory.
Often cast as a hoodlum, Gilliard has appeared on numerous television crime dramas such as Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, New York Undercover and CSI: NY. His notable film roles include: a love-struck ghetto teen in LottoLand, an earnest college football player in The Waterboy and a member of the Dead Rabbits in Gangs of New York. Gilliard recently had a role on the television series The Beast. Gilliard is also a stage actor. He received positive reviews for his role of Booth in a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog.