Release Date: September 12, 2008
World famous clarinetist Charles Neidich rehearses and mentors university orchestra students
Monday, September 15, 2008
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Performance Hall, Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
The students of the KSU Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Alexander, are rehearsing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, with international performer Charles Neidich. Neidich will share his expertise, talent and musical insight with the students.
The concerto will be performed as part of the orchestra’s concert at 8 p.m. Director Michael Alexander says that, in early rehearsals, Neidich is “working with the orchestra in an amazing manner—the rehearsal was literally something to behold.”
An international soloist, Neidich is an international soloist who has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. He graduated from Yale and the prestigious Moscow State Conservatory where he studied under Boris Dikov. He has received numerous awards including Julliard’s William Schuman Scholars Chair. Devoted to teaching, Neidich is on the staff of The Julliard School, Queens College of the City University of New York, the Manhattan School and the Mannes College of Music. He is known for restoring original versions of classic works, such as the Mozart Clarinet Concerto he will play at KSU, and bringing them to the public using both modern and period instruments. Neidich is currently an artist-in-residence with the Cobb Symphony Orchestra.
Cheryl Anderson Brown
College of the Arts Public Relations Director770-499-3417