Friday, February 18, 2005
Kenneth Radnotsky is this year's school artist-in-residence
Kenneth Radnofsky, a world-renowned classical saxophone performer and teacher has agreed to be this year's artist-in-residence at the Carlisle Public School from March 1-3. Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the world, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Taipei and Taiwan Symphonies, New World Symphony, BBC Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. In addition, Radnofsky has had no fewer than 50 works written for and dedicated to him by such world-class composers as Gunther Schuller, Michael Colgrass, John McDonald and others.
While in Carlisle he will teach beginning woodwind and saxophone students in grades 4 through 8 in their regularly scheduled classes; he will conduct beginning, fifth-grade junior, and senior bands during their scheduled rehearsals; and he will be a soloist with senior band at a March 3 concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium.
In addition, as part of the music department's yearly community outreach program, he has agreed to perform at the Gleason Library as a soloist for the Carlisle community, including senior citizens, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the upstairs Hollis Room.
Funding for this residency will be provided through profits raised by senior band students during their annual citrus fruit sale, chaired by Stephanie Smith.
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