Clarinetist Greg Young shares his excitement for upcoming performances of Collage!
Celebrating 21 seasons with the Bozeman Symphony, clarinetist Gregory Young has been immersed in the Bozeman community since 1988. As a professor at the MSU School of Music, you can find Greg performing regularly as part of the University’s artistic and musical programs, with the Bozeman Symphony, in addition to Intermountain Opera and Montana Ballet.
Greg’s involvement with the Symphony began when he moved to Bozeman in 1988 as a principal player in the orchestra. His passion for music began early on, at the age of five. Greg shares: “I started piano at age 5, clarinet at 14, and upon entering college I knew that if I had a regular career I would be wanting to play music ‘after work.’ Now, of course, I play music before, during and after. I love the holistic nature of playing music – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional.”
When asked about the Symphony having an impact on his life, Greg feels that the Bozeman Symphony is an important artistic pillar in the community and is happy to be part of it.
About the upcoming collage experience on March 3rd and 4th at Willson Auditorium, Greg will be performing The Bartok Contrasts, with Carrie Krause, violin and Laurel Yost, piano. The music can be described as a “Fast Dance that starts with a violin tuned down and has a primitive feel.”
We have no doubt that you’ll find the upcoming concert experience unique and exciting. The orchestra and choir musicians feel that way too. Greg describes the concert experience as “there is no time to get bored, and the variety and contrasts are compelling. There is nothing quite like it. Sort of like a musical Pecha Kucha! When it comes to programming, Matthew is a master, and this is one key ingredient!”