Mike Curtis, Conductor
Program: "Women of the Commonwealth"
Woodstock by Joni Mitchell - Canada
Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra by Alice Mary Smith - England
Ruach by Zoe Felton - England
Hambani Kakuhle Kwela by Becky Stelzner - South Africa
Once There Were Birds by Fran Griffin - Australia
Irish Stew by Roma Cafolia - Ireland
The brainchild of Eugene Symphony musicians Mike Curtis and Carol Robe, the Platypus Clarinet Orchestra includes all shapes and sizes of clarinets, from the baby E flat to the contrabass clarinet, played by community amateur musicians and professional musicians.
Participating ESCO clarinetists: Rebecca Hazen, Linda Garcia, Chris Heritage, Eleanor Montagna, and Roy Whang.