Clarinetist Sean Osborn will join Artistic Director Lucinda Carver, and Jonathan Moerschel (of the Calder Quartet) for the opening performance of the 2012/13 Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival.
The October 28 performance will take place at 2pm at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park, and will showcase the music of Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Rebecca Clarke.
Sean Osborn has performed on four continents since his recital debut at the age of seventeen at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Appointed over nearly 300 other applicants to a position with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1989, Mr. Osborn was the youngest clarinetist in the history of the Met. He has also performed as guest Principal Clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony , and the American Symphony Orchestra.
A frequent chamber musician, Osborn has collaborated with many world-class musicians, including James Levine, Donald Weilerstein, Richard Stoltzman, Jeremy Denk, Adam Nieman, Milan Turkovic, members of the Tokyo, Colorado, and St. Lawrence String Quartets, and members of the orchestras of New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Boston to name but a few.
Mr. Osborn is also a composer, and has written two Symphonies, an Oboe Concerto, Trombone Concerto, Wind Serenade, Sonata for Eb Clarinet (or Violin) and Piano, and Duet for Bassoon and Clarinet to name a few. His pieces have been performed by faculty of the Juilliard School and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony and Marlboro Music Festival.