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Salish Sea New Music 2018
~ Period Instrument chamber music from our own time ~

William O. Smith:
Saturday, October 27 at 2 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Port Townsend
Saturday, October 27 at 7 PM at St. Augustine's in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland on Whidbey Island
Tuesday, October 30 at 7 PM at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church in Conway (Mount Vernon)
Friday, November 2 at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle
Saturday, November 3 at 7 PM at Odd Fellows Hall on Orcas Island
Sunday, November 4 at 2 PM at Grace Church on Lopez Island
Sunday, November 4 at 7 PM at Brickworks on San Juan Island

~ please check back for additional information! ~


William O. Smith

The groundbreaking clarinetist and composer William O. “Bill” Smith recently turned 92 and is well known not only to Northwest audiences but to jazz fans and clarinetists throughout the world. A founding member of the Dave Brubeck Octet, Smith pioneered the use of multiphonics on clarinet in the 1960s and has continued to experiment with extended techniques throughout his life. Born in Sacramento, California, he studied at Juilliard, Mills College, the University of California–Berkeley and the Paris Conservatory, and his longest teaching appointment was at the University of Washington, where he taught composition, clarinet and contemporary music for more than 30 years. He has enjoyed great success over seven decades as a composer and performer. He is still writing and performing music, recently at a residency at the Bologna Conservatory in Italy, and continues to teach composition and clarinet at his home in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood.

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~ updated October 16, 2018 ~
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