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USU hosts Utah Clarinet Festival

Utah Clarinet Festival 2017The sixth annual Utah Clarinet Festival returns to the Caine College of the Arts (CCA) at USU and promises a weekend of clarinet performances, lectures, masterclasses and workshops open to clarinetists of all ages and skill levels. The festival is organized and hosted by clarinet professors at Utah colleges and universities. Registration opens March 3 at noon in the Caine Performance Hall Lobby.

“We’re honored to host the festival at USU again this year,” Nicholas Morrison, clarinet professor and senior associate dean in the CCA, said. “The beautiful campus and thriving arts community are an ideal location for the festival.”

Clarinetist Tad Calcara will perform with the Larry Smith Jazz Kicks Band March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Caine Performance Hall. Calcara, principal clarinet of the Utah Symphony, has performed with the New World Symphony, Texas Festival Orchestra at Round Top, the Cleveland Orchestra and more. While not performing with the Utah Symphony he can be heard playing chamber music in and around Salt Lake City or leading his 16-piece New Deal Swing Band, which specializes in classic jazz and swing music from the 30s and 40s.

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