A European Musical Odyssey
Sit back and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of well-loved classics. The popular Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major, with soloist Jason Xanthoudakis, will be the centrepiece. The Orchestra Leader, David Medine, will be the violin soloist in the Romance from the Gadfly Suite.
Soloist: Jason Xanthoudakis, Clarinet
He also studied at the Victorian College of the Arts with David Thomas, Phillip Miechel and Dr. Peter Clinch and received his Master of Music from the University of Melbourne. He has also studied in Paris, Amsterdam and London.
Jason has won the 3MBS Performer of the Year Award – Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Award as well as many prizes in various music and concerto competitions including being a laureate at the Gisborne International Music Competition.
Jason has a busy performance schedule including performances with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as frequent solo recitals and concerto appearances with orchestras and wind ensembles in Australia.
Jason has performed several live broadcasts on Australian radio, has recorded for ABC Classic FM and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has arranged /transcribed more than 50 works for Saxophone and Clarinet and is very active in the field of Contemporary Music, encouraging composers to write music for Saxophone and Clarinet and over 20 works have been dedicated to him.
He has also written articles for various woodwind Magazines, including the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone magazine, has conducted masterclasses throughout Australia and Asia.
Conductor: Willem van der Vis
|The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
|Clarinet Concerto in A Major (K. 622)
|Romance from The Gadfly Suite (Op 97a, No. 8)
|March Slav, Op 31
The Knox School, 220 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South 3152
Adult $30, Concession $25, (plus booking fee if applicable); School-age children free but must book a seat
This program will be repeated at a private concert at Aveo Cherry Tree Grove, Croydon on Sunday the 10th of September.