Alan Kay Conducts the Juilliard Wind Orchestra in Raff and Schoenberg on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 1pm in Alice Tully Hall

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Free Concert Presented as Part of Juilliard’s “Wednesdays at One” Series

NEW YORK –– Juilliard faculty member, clarinetist Alan Kay, conducts the Juilliard Wind Orchestra in Joachim Raff’s Sinfonietta in F, Op. 188, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 1pm in Alice Tully Hall. The free concert is presented as part of Juilliard’s “Wednesdays at One” series in Alice Tully Hall. No tickets are required for this concert.

Raff wrote his Sinfonietta in the spring of 1873 in Weisbaden. Its popularity has endured, and it is one of the few works by the composer that still is performed. Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 (1906), which the composer called the last work of his early period, was premiered on February 8, 1907, by the Rosé Quartet and members of the Vienna Philharmonic.

About Alan Kay

Clarinetist Alan R. Kay is principal clarinetist and a former artistic director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and serves as principal clarinet with New York’s Riverside Symphony and Little Orchestra Society.  Kay’s honors include the Classical Recording Foundation Samuel Sanders Award, the C.D. Jackson Award at Tanglewood, a Presidential Scholars Teacher Award, and the 1989 Young Concert Artists Award with the sextet Hexagon featured in the prizewinning film, Debut.  A founding member of Windscape Quintet, he is a regular guest in chamber music venues throughout the world, including the Yellow Barn, Orlando (Holland), and Skaneateles Festivals, and the Cape May Music Festival, where he curated a concert series for 25 years.

A virtuoso of wind repertoire, Kay has recorded with Hexagon, Windscape and the Sylvan Winds. His transcriptions for wind quintet are available from Trevco Music Publishing and International Opus.  

He recently released his first solo recording, Max Reger: Music for Clarinet and Piano, on Bridge Records with pianist Jon Klibonoff. Kay has also recently recorded Perry Goldstein’s Quintet with the “M” Prize-winning Calidore String Quartet and reductions for chamber ensemble of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and Max Reger’s Romantic Suite in the Netherlands with Gruppo Montebello, Henk Guittart conducting. He has served on the juries of international chamber music competitions in Trapani, Italy and Rolduc, Holland, Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Concert Artist Guild Auditions, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Kay studied orchestral conducting at Juilliard with the late Otto-Werner Mueller and currently serves as executive director of Stony Brook University’s graduate orchestra. He has also served as director of Juilliard’s Pre-College Orchestra and Symphony.

About the Juilliard Orchestra

Juilliard’s largest and most visible student performing ensemble, the Juilliard Orchestra, is known for delivering polished and passionate performances of works spanning the repertoire. Comprising more than 350 students in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, the orchestra appears throughout the season in concerts on the stages of Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Carnegie Hall.

The orchestra is a strong partner to Juilliard’s other divisions, appearing in opera and dance productions, as well as presenting an annual concert of world premieres by Juilliard student composers. The Juilliard Orchestra welcomes an impressive roster of world-renowned guest conductors this season including John Adams, Joseph Colaneri, Mark Elder, Barbara Hannigan, Steven Osgood, Peter Oundjian, and Gil Rose as well as faculty members Jeffrey Milarsky, Itzhak Perlman, Matthias Pintscher, and David Robertson.  

The Juilliard Orchestra has toured across the U.S. and throughout Europe, South America, and Asia, where it was the first Western conservatory ensemble allowed to visit and perform following the opening of the People’s Republic of China in 1987, returning two decades later, in 2008.

Other ensembles under the Juilliard Orchestra umbrella include the conductorless Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, the Juilliard Wind Orchestra, and the new-music groups AXIOM and New Juilliard Ensemble.

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Program Listing:

“Wednesdays at One”

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 1pm in Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard Wind Orchestra

Alan Kay, Conductor

Joachim RAFF Sinfonietta in F, Op. 188 (1873) 

Arnold SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (1906)

Free concert; no tickets are required.

Juilliard Wind Orchestra
Alan Kay Conducts the Juilliard Wind Orchestra in Raff and Schoenberg on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 1pm in Alice Tully Hall (photo by Michael DiVito)