Monroe Featured Soloist for Britten Premiere

September 9, 2011

Douglas Monroe, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, is the featured soloist for the American premieer of Benjamin Britten’s Movements for a Clarinet Concerto, Saturday, October 1 at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, ND.

Composer Benjamin Britten wrote an incomplete concerto for Benny Goodman in 1939 and Colin Matthews completed the work two years ago.  It was premiered and recorded in England in 2010.  Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra conductor and Britten scholar Alexander Platt has obtained permission for the American premieer of this piece.

Other pieces to be performed during the concert include Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland, Dvorak’s American Suite, and a Salute to Big Bands.  For more information, please call 701.732.0579.

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