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Concerto Concert

Clarinet laying on top of musical score Clarinet laying on top of musical score
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 19:30

Saturday, February 1, 7:30pm

Concerto Concert

Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Wiley, conductor
Tomi Xhelili, clarinet
Ethyn Janssen, marimba

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.

Tickets $20;  Students with ID $10.  Purchase your tickets at the door that evening.

Concert features performances by the SoCA Concerto Competition winners -- clarinetist Tomi Xhelili, and percussionist Ethyn Janssen with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Wiley.

Concerto Concert Program
Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Wiley, conductor
Tomi Xhelili, clarinet
Ethyn Janssen, xylophone
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH        Spanish Dance from The Gadfly
Spanish Dance
ALAN HOVHANESS                 Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints
Ethyn Janssen, marimba
CARL MARIA VON WEBER     Concerto in E-flat major for Clarinet & Orchestra, No.2, J. 118, op.74
I.  Allegro
II.  Romanza: Andante
III.  Alla polacca
Tomi Xhelili, clarinet
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART        Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550
I. Molto allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Allegro assai
Ethyn Janssen is a first-year music student at the School of Creative Arts. Ethyn Janssen, marimba
Ethyn is a first-year music student at the School of Creative Arts. He plays in the University Wind Ensemble, Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra, University Lancer Band, and the Windsor Regiment Band. Ethyn has been playing classical percussion for two years. He has gigged with many bands in southwest Ontario playing drum kit and piano.
Ethyn was invited to compete for the Ron Ianni Memorial Performance Scholarship based on his outstanding grades in the December performance juries, his first semester at university! Ethyn’s  goal is to become a professional orchestra musician and become a percussionist for a regular force military band. Ethyn studies percussion with Dr. Nicholas Papador.

Tomi Xhelili won the 2020 Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance Tomi Xhelili, clarinet

Tomi Xhelili hails from a musical family. His father, a well-known clarinetist in Albania, has been his role model and was his first clarinet teacher. He started music lessons at age ten. Throughout his life, Tomi has always been fascinated by the clarinet’s sound. His interest in the clarinet was cultivated during his teenage years, and further developed when he opted to enroll in the bachelor of music program in clarinet. He graduated from the University of Arts in Tirana in 2014, where he also earned a Master of Fine Arts as a clarinet major in 2016. During his time at university he studied with Dr. Fatos Qerimi, who is a well-known clarinetist, conductor and composer in Albania. Tomi has performed regularly as a soloist, chamber, wind ensemble and orchestral musician. In 2014, he competed at the Clarinet Festival “Clarinpro” in Albania and won the first prize.                                      

In January 2019, Tomi started studying clarinet at the University of Windsor in the Bachelor of Music program. In April 2019, Tomi was the featured soloist on the University Wind Ensemble’s spring concert. Recently, he won the 2020 Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance. Tomi studies clarinet with Mr. Trevor Pittman, who is developing his clarinet skills and guiding him towards a solo and orchestral career.                                                                                   
Mr. Trevor Pittman
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