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WQXR Presents Midday Masterpieces: Sam Boutris

The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR
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Take a respite from your busy work day with a free concert presented by WQXR.

Every first Wednesday of the month, hear rising stars from The Juilliard School perform selections from classical music’s best-loved composers. Leave the emails, phone calls and work behind and settle in for an hour of musical serenity.

Today's concert features clarinetist Sam Boutris. Program to be announced.

About the artist

Clarinetist Sam Boutris was recently awarded a master of music degree from Yale university. He also holds a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis institute of music in Philadelphia.

Boutris has a number of engagements planned for the 2017-2018 concert season. This August, he will be in Burlington, VT for the Vermont Mozart Festival. While there, in addition to serving as a member of the orchestra, he will appear as both soloist and conductor in a performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Immediately following his residency in Vermont, Boutris will attend the Lake George Music Festival in New York where he will perform the Brahms Clarinet Quintet and play in the festival orchestra. In the fall, he will again perform the Mozart Clarinet Concerto as soloist with the Yale Chamber Orchestra. A series of guest masterclasses classes and recitals at universities along the east coast is planned throughout the calendar year, including events at SUNY Fredonia and Ithaca College, among others.

Most recently, Boutris performed the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto at Yale University. The performance was of a unique arrangement that he worked in close artistic collaboration on with composer Rene Orth. This project was the result of his own commission and was ultimately premiered with the Curtis Chamber Ensemble.