Andrew Sprung, Clarinetist & Educator

Jackson Symphony Orchestra: “Bits and Pieces”

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents “Bits and Pieces” on Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 pm. The program features works by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, and more. For more information, visit the JSO web site.

Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents “Fireworks”

The Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents a program full of well-known classical gems, such as Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The performance will take place this Sunday, February 2 at 3pm at Interlochen’s Corson Auditorium. Yours truly will be performing the famous solo at the beginning of Rhapsody in Blue – one of my favorites!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Traverse Symphony Orchestra’s web site.

Jackson Symphony Presents Chamber Concerts

On February 8, 9, and 10, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra will present the chamber series “Classical Cabaret with the JSO All-Stars.”  The series features the section principals of the orchestra performing pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss.   The performances will take place in the intimate venue of the JSO Building in downtown Jackson.  To purchase tickets or learn more, click here.

Upcoming Performances

2013 starts off with performances in Hillsdale and Traverse City. The Hillsdale College Music Faculty will be performing a chamber recital on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 pm in the Howard Music Building on campus. On Sunday, January 27, the Traverse Symphony will perform the fourth subscription concert of the season, “Fireworks,” at 3:00 pm at Interlochen’s Corson Auditorium. For more information on these events, visit my calendar or the Traverse Symphony Orchestra’s web page.

Jackson Symphony concert Saturday

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra will be performing Mahler’s First Symphony Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm.  The concert will be held at the Potter Center on the Jackson Community College campus.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jacksonsymphony.org.

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

I am happy to announce that I am now the Second Clarinetist of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra in Traverse City, Michigan. This is an ensemble I have performed with previously as a substitute. It is an excellent ensemble and I look forward to being a regular member! Visit www.traversesymphony.org for information about the ensemble, including the 2012-13 season.

Spencer Prewitt Master Class

On Friday, February 24, clarinetist Spencer Prewitt will be giving a performance and master class in White Auditorium at Spring Arbor University. Mr. Prewitt will be performing during the regularly scheduled Music Lab, which begins at 3:50 pm; the master class will begin immediately after the performance. SAU students currently taking clarinet lessons will be performing at the master class and working with Mr. Prewitt. The events are free and open to the public.

For more information please contact the Spring Arbor University Music Department at (517) 750-6493.

Beginning of Semester for College private students

This week marks the first week of regular lessons for students at both Hillsdale College and Spring Arbor University. Hillsdale lessons will be each Wednesday; Spring Arbor lessons will be each Friday. Students, please check your email for times and locations and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Traverse City/Interlochen

I will be in the Traverse City area later this week to teach a master class at the Interlochen Arts Academy and perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. There will be no lessons Wednesday through Friday. For more information, please contact me or check out the calendar page.

Novi lessons resume August 17

Reminder to Novi students: there will be no lessons during the first two weeks of August. Lessons will resume on Wednesday, August 17 and will be at the regularly scheduled times. Please contact me if you have any questions. Have a great time at camp!