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MGS presents the duo of Jon Manasse, clarinet and Jon Nakamatsu, piano for the annual Ingram Memorial Concert. Two of America's most distinguished artists, the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo immediately established itself with a highly acclaimed 2004 performance in Boston. Subsequent coast-to-coast touring featured appearances on many of the country's most prestigious series. Since 2006, the Duo has served as Artistic Directors of the renowned Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, which celebrates 40 years of extraordinary concerts in its August 2019 season.
Individually, Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu have developed extensive repertoires and lengthy discographies. Jon Manasse served as the principal clarinetist of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and continues to serve as principal clarinet of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center, Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Ballet Theater, and New York City's All-Star Orchestra. Jon Nakamatsu is Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo's debut CD of Brahms' Clarinet Sonatas was chosen by The New York Times among its "Best of 2008." An all-American album, comprising works of Bernstein, D'Rivera, Gershwin and Novacek, was released to international raves in Fall 2010. More recent recordings include works of Beethoven, Weber, and both the piano and clarinet quintets of Brahms on the final recording of the Tokyo String Quartet.
Manasse/Nakamatsu will be performing works of Brahms, Schubert, Bernstein, Goodwin, and Gershwin. This concert is proceeded by the Ingram Memorial Dinner, a delicious three-course meal beginning at 5:30 pm benefitting the Ingram Memorial Fund. For more information on the dinner and ticket packages, visit www.musicforagreatspace.org/support.
This concert will take place February 7 at 7:30 pm at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC. Tickets are available at the door and in advance: www.musicforagreatspace.org/season or call 336-638-7624.
Music for a Great Space is an independent non-profit musical arts organization bringing the finest musicians to the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. The mission of Music for a Great Space is to present a series of inspiring musical performances and educational offerings, opening doors to the diverse cultural interests of the Piedmont Triad community. For the 29th season "Instrumental Voices", MGS is featuring a wide variety of instrumental sounds in chamber music.
This concert is made possible in part by the support of an Anonymous Donor and Dr. William Carroll.