Mesilla Valley Concert Band

Intermezzo
5:07 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett to strike up the band

Conductor William Clark and klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Margot Leverett, one of the foremost klezmer clarinetists in the country, has combined the traditional eastern European Jewish music with rock and roll sounds, bluegrass and American folk music. On March 2, she’ll explore a new combination when she performs “Klezmer Fantasy” – arranged specifically for her – with the Mesilla Valley Concert Band. She and MBCB conductor Dr. William Clark came by the KRWG studios to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about klezmer music and the genesis of this particular work. Recorded on February 21, 2014.

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Intermezzo
2:12 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

A conductor reflects: A conversation with Dr. William Clark

Dr. William Clark with the score of "An Original Suite," by Gordon Jacob
Credit Leora Zeitlin

American composer Alfred Reed may not be a household name like Beethoven, but his music is played all over the world, including at numerous band concerts here in New Mexico. In this interview with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin, Dr. William Clark reflects on some of his favorite music by Alfred Reed, British composer Gordon Jacob, and Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, as well some of the skills required in conducting a large wind ensemble. He will conduct music by Reed, Jacob and Scriabin at the December concert of the Mesilla Valley Concert Band. Recorded on December 10, 2013.

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Intermezzo
2:38 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Bill Clark conducts Mesilla Valley Concert Band in spring concert

Credit Leora ZeitlinDr. WIlliam Clark, conductor of the Mesilla Valley Concert BandEdit | Remove

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