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A Symphonic Journey

October 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Jose Franch-Ballester is one of the most promising clarinetists of his generation. He received the highly coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008 and was one of the handful participants to be selected for a Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop with Emmanuel Ax and Richard Stoltzman in 2007.He has played with outstanding artists such as Warren Jones, Ida Kavafian, the Saint Lawrence and Jupiter String Quartets and others. Franch-Ballester has also performed as a soloist in orchestras such as Orquesta de la Radiotelevisión Española and City of London Sinfonia.

Jose Franch-Ballester will be performing at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas on 22nd and 23rd October 2011

He has also worked with contemporary composers such as Kenji Bunch, Paul Schonfield, Edgar Meyer, William Bolcom and John B. Hedges. He is also a dedicated music educator, playing at numerous educational concerts and workshops for young people and community audiences. Together with Kevin Field as the Conductor and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Jose Franch-Ballester is set to dominate the stages of Dewan Filharmonik Petronas this 22nd and 23rd October 2011 in Kuala Lumpur. He will be performing four pieces, which is Debussy’s Rhapsody for Clarinet, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, Sugata’s Peaceful Dance of Two Dragons and Adams’ Dr Atomic Symphony.

Tickets are priced at RM 30, RM 60, RM 90 and RM 120. Patrons attending the concert will have to abide by the hall’s dress code, which is smart casual. Performances are scheduled as below:

Saturday, 22nd October 2011 at 8.30 pm
Sunday, 23rd October 2011 at 3.00 pm

For more information, please log on to Dewan Filharmonik Petronas’ homepage.

Photo (c) Jose Franch-Ballester’s website

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