FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe FEATURED ARTIST: Alan Howe

December 13, 2017

Clarinetist David Hattner and pianist Chuck Dillard grace us with a program that is quite varied and very entertaining. Hattner  is also the Conductor and Musical Director of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Murry Sidlin, former Resident Conductor of the Oregon Symphony, noted: “He is a brilliant clarinetist, has very high artistic vision, and invites young musicians to join him at that level.” Hattner has enjoyed performing as principal clarinetist of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Opera Theater and the Cascade Festival of Music; his solo CD, The Clarinetist Composer, debuted in 2001 to enthusiastic critical acclaim. Dillard has a broad range of experiences as a conductor, coach and pianist, having worked for companies including Austin Opera, Opera Carolina, Central City Opera, Piedmont Opera and Opera Colorado with whom he collaborated on a new production of Nixon in China now available on the Naxos label.