UTRGV was well represented at ClarinetFest 2016 as the Clarinet Choirs from both campuses performed. Only seventeen clarinet Choirs from all over the world were selected by demo recording and two of those groups were from UTRGV. The UTRGV – Edinburg Campus Clarinet Symphony under the direction of Dr. Bill O’Neil performed Ron Scott’s arrangement of the “Slavonic Dance 1” by Antonin Dvorak, along with two world premieres of works composed by our students, “9:13” by Clarisa De la Garza with the composer conducting, and “Storms” by Noel Barsenas. Dr. Jonathan Guist’s UTRGV – Brownsville Campus Clarinet Choir played a world premiere of its own, “new(er) counterpoint” by student Mathew Campbell under the direction of the composer followed by Jonathan Russell’s “Eleven” with Dr. Guist on the podium. Enthusiastic applause and comments from audience members were very positive for both groups.
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