Andrew Sprung, Clarinetist & Educator

Performance & Master Class at Interlochen Arts Academy

I will be visiting the Interlochen Center for the Arts for a performance and master class in the coming week.

On Wednesday, March 5, I will be performing the Dohnányi Sextet for Piano, Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Viola, and Cello with faculty members of the Arts Academy. The performance will take place at the Dendrinos Chapel Recital Hall at 7:30 pm.

The following morning, I will be coaching student ensembles of the Arts Academy in a chamber music master class. The student groups will be performing works by Hindemith, Ligeti, Nielsen, Ibert, Danzi, and others. This will take place on Thursday, March 6 from 8:30-9:40 am in The Shed.

I’m looking forward to spending time working with the very talented faculty and students of Interlochen in the coming days!

Carmina Burana with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra

The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, along with local choral organizations, presents Carl Orff’s masterwork Carmina Burana on February 21 & 22, 2014. Friday evening’s performance will take place at Albion College, while Saturday’s performance will be held at Kellogg Auditorium in downtown Battle Creek. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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.