WMU News

Award-winning clarinetist opens Bullock Institute series

Sept. 19, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute opens its 2001­02 concert season on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein performing in the Dalton Center Recital Hall beginning at 8 p.m.

The performance is also part of the Plaza Arts Circle Young Concert Artists Series. General admission tickets are $10 each. Students and senior citizens will be charged $5 each. Tickets are available from the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at 616 387-2300 or toll free 800 228-9858.

Fiterstein won First Prize in the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, which includes a prize of $5,000, debuts in the Young Concert Artists Series, a debut in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and management services over a period of years. His most recent award is First Prize in the 2001 Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition. He has soloed with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the World Youth Symphony at Interlochen, the Newburgh (New York) Symphony, and at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.

In recital, Fiterstein has performed in the United States, England, Holland, Germany, Latvia, Japan, Korea, and Israel. His WMU performance on September 25 will include works by Brahms, Debussy, Lutoslawski, and Schumann.

The Young Concert Artists Series is a project of the Plaza Arts Circle and WMU's Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute and is made possible in part by a grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and the support of Kalamazoo area patrons.

Media contact: Kevin West, 616 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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