“shapely, sensitive and subtle... tenderly amorous”
- Classical Source
January 16 - Bruce and Brahms
Brahms was ready to retire, but the playing of a clarinetist brought him back in. DSO violinist Will Haapaniemi calls one of results of this new muse, the Clarinet Quintet in B minor, “one of the best chamber works ever written.” DSO Principal Clarinet Ralph Skiano joins for Brahms’s late miracle plus “joyful and always vital” music by American composer David Bruce.
January 25-28 - Finzi Clarinet Concerto
Emilie Meyer, a prolific composer in her own right, recalls something of Mozart’s style. English composer Gerald Finzi writes dramatically for both the DSO strings and Principal Clarinet Ralph Skiano, while Elgar’s Serenade puts the former entirely in focus. One of Mozart’s last symphonies takes us all on a ridiculously fun ride.
Behind the Screen
An inside look at the process that helped Detroit Symphony Principal Clarinetist, Ralph Skiano, achieve success in his own auditions. In this flexible guide, Skiano shows you step-by-step how you can effectively organize your materials and time in order to maximize your potential at your next audition.