Jon Manasse Makes His Debut Conducting the Juilliard Wind Orchestra on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3pm in the Willson Theater

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Press Release

NEW YORK –– Clarinetist Jon Manasse, a faculty member and alumnus, makes his debut conducting the Juilliard Wind Orchestra in Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”) on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3pm in the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater (located on Juilliard's third floor).

The Wind Orchestra provides additional performance opportunities for students throughout the year as well as the experience of working on important wind repertoire with master wind players.

The “Gran Partita” uses an unusually large, for Mozart's era, ensemble (13 players), and the work is in seven-movements. In addition to the harmonie ensemble of two oboes, two clarinets, two horns, and two bassoons, the “Gran Partita” adds two more horns, two basset horns, and a string bass.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for full-time non-Juilliard students) and available at juilliard.edu/calendar. Tickets are free for Juilliard students.

About Jon Manasse

Clarinetist Jon Manasse has appeared as a soloist with many of today’s leading orchestras and performed to critical acclaim in cultural centers including Paris, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Osaka, and London. Together with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, he tours as a member of the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo, whose Harmonia Mundi recording of Brahms’ Clarinet Sonatas was designated by The New York Times as a best recording of 2008. Mr. Manasse has premiered many important works, including those of John Novacek and Paquito D’Rivera and, in 2009, Juilliard alumnus Lowell Liebermann’s Clarinet Concerto. He has collaborated with numerous ensembles, including the Emerson, Escher, Tokyo, American, and Shanghai quartets. Formerly principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mr. Manasse currently serves as principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. His acclaimed recordings include Weber’s complete works for clarinet; concertos by Mozart, Nielsen, Copland, and James Cohn; and music of Mozart, Spohr, and Gershwin. In addition to Juilliard, Mr. Manasse serves on the faculties of the Eastman School of Music, Lynn University Conservatory of Music, and Mannes College of Music. Together with Jon Nakamatsu, he serves as artistic co-director of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts.

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PROGRAM LISTING:

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3pm, Willson Theater (located on Juilliard's third floor)

Juilliard Wind Orchestra

Jon Manasse, conductor

 

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”)

 

The 50-minute concert will be performed without an intermission.

 

Tickets are $10 ($5 for full-time non-Juilliard students) and available at juilliard.edu/calendar. Tickets are free for Juilliard students.

Juilliard Wind Orchestra
Jon Manasse Makes His Debut Conducting the Juilliard Wind Orchestra on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3pm in the Willson Theater (photo by Michael DiVito)