Clarinet Choir to Perform at MBA ConventionMay 8, 2017
The Truman Clarinet Choir will perform at the 49th Annual Summer Convention of the Missouri Bandmasters Association, June 19, 2017 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo.
The ensemble is currently made up of 21 clarinet students and two guest percussionists. The concert, titled, “Music From Around the World,” includes Masanori Taruya’s “A Picture Book Without a Picture,” Jan Van der Roost’s “Rikudim: Four Israeli Folkdances,” Dimitri Shostakovich’s “Polka from the Golden Age,” Alexis Ciesla’s “Seven Sparks” and Zequinha Abreu’s “Tico Tico.”
Directed by Jesse Krebs, associate professor of music, the Truman Clarinet Choir performs literature specifically composed for clarinet choir, as well as transcriptions of well-known works by composers. The group has also commissioned and premiered new works, including “The Shaman Speaks” by Vivian Fung in 2009 and “Rippling” by Man-Ching Donald Yu in 2017.
The Truman Clarinet Choir has traveled the country for decades to perform – from the 1965 New York World’s Fair and the 1967 Canadian World Exposition in Montreal, to the 2012 & 2016 Missouri Music Educators Association Conferences, the 2012 Buffet/Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival, the 2013 Music Teachers National Association Conference at the Disneyland Resort, and the 2016 International Clarinet Association’s “ClarinetFest” Conference. The ensemble also regularly performs for the community, including concerts at local elementary schools and assisted living centers.