I had a great time teaching masterclasses all day today at the Prior Lake/Savage Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival!
Tomorrow! Tuesday the 25th -
Yunyue Liu DMA Collaborative Piano Recital - English Music including Stanford Clarinet Sonata, Ireland Fantasy-Sonata. Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, UMN, 7:30pm. Free.
I will be playing in the 2nd half which will begin at about 8pm.
You can watch the recital live online here:
https://music.umn.edu/about/watch-and-listen and click "Ultan Recital Hall."
Eric competed today at the Schubert Club, playing the Stanford Sonata and Nielsen Concerto.
Eric will be performing Carl Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis on February 6th at 7:30pm. The collaborative woodwind recital is part of a concert series by MacPhail Center for Music and the University of Minnesota School of Music. Featuring School of Music faculty, MacPhail teaching artists, and students. School of Music professors Alexander Fiterstein and Immanuel Davis, and MacPhail teaching artist Nina Olsen, directors.
Here is a preview of Nielsen's Concerto:
Two more upcoming performance updates -
"Rainy Days & Mondays" a stunning tribute to The Carpenters, the biggest-selling group of the 70's.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Friday and Saturday, November 15-16
Bedřich Smetana’s Opera The Bartered Bride at the University of Minnesota (Ted Mann Concert Hall)
Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 pm
Friday, November 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 24 at 1:30 pm
Support live music! :)
I have two upcoming performances with Five By Design playing alto sax, clarinet, and flute -
Friday, November 1st at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls, WI
Saturday, November 3rd at the Lucille Tack Center in Spencer, WI
Come hear the great music in "Club Swing!"
Lately, the importance of promoting live music has been on my mind (mostly because of the Minnesota Orchestra musician lockout). I am just as guilty of wasting time on YouTube as anyone else. YouTube is great, but it will never be able to replace what live music does for people and for communities (try google searching "benefits of live music" if you are unconvinced!). I am constantly thinking about ways to promote live music, and for now the best way I can think of is to perform as much as possible and to make sure people around me know what I am up to. Let me know if you have more ideas of how to promote live music.
Here are two FREE concerts I am involved in this weekend. Please attend and bring people - especially people who haven't had many opportunities to hear live music:
University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra - TODAY! Friday, October 11th at 7:30pm in Ted Mann Concert Hall
Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber
Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Beethoven's Symphony No. 8
Power of 10 - Saturday, October 12th at the Santorini in Eden Prairie, MN at 9pm
R&B, funk, dance, and more commercial music
There are always plenty of opportunities to hear live music if you live in the Twin Cities area. Don't miss out!
I had the opportunity to attend a performance in St. Paul today that has been sold out for quite some time. The program featured the Pacifica Quartet and included clarinetist Anthony McGill for the Mozart Quintet and the Brahms Quintet in B Minor. Anthony McGill is the principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. I have his CD and am fascinated by his very refined sound. Hearing him live was even more impressive. It is difficult trying to find words to describe his sound, but it is very legato, even, and focused, which worked very well for the quintets. I also had the opportunity to briefly meet him afterwards. I would encourage listeners to check out his CD (which is also on iTunes and Spotify), or hear him live if you have the opportunity.
Eric Schultz is a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant at Stony Brook University, studying clarinet performance. He performs and maintains a private music studio in the Long Island area, teaching clarinet, saxophone, and flute to all ages.