In the run-up to Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, I’ve been highlighting some of his lesser known music. Here’s his jazz/classical fusion piece “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs,” originally written, like Stravinsky’s “Ebony Concerto,” which it resembles, for Woody Herman’s big band.
Pacific Symphony clarinetist wins Houston competition
Pacific Symphony principal clarinetist Joseph Morris has won the Houston Symphony’s 42nd annual Ima Hogg Competition, the orchestra announced over the weekend. The competition, open to instrumentalist ages 16-26, is designed to support young musicians in the pursuit of their