Ensemble Day 2017
Sunday 26 March.
Clarinet Ensemble Day 2016
The Clarinet and Saxophone Society of WA (CASSWA) held its annual Clarinet Ensemble Day on Sunday 3rd May at Churchlands SHS. Forty-five students in their second and third year of playing participated in a wonderful afternoon of music making under the direction of Jacqui Edwick and Wayne G’Froerer.
During the ensemble session students worked hard to rehearse new repertoire which included a round, clarinet trios and challenging quartets. After a short afternoon tea break, there was a surprise performance by the West Australian Clarinet Quartet, featuring Wayne G’Froerer, Michael Hodgkins, Lisa Gerritsen and Adrianne Dunlop. Students thoroughly enjoyed the demonstrations of the bass clarinet and Eb clarinet, with many students wanting their own ‘baby clarinet’.
The Ensemble Day culminated with the students performing a variety of pieces to a very receptive audience of parents, family and friends.
The CASSWA Committee is grateful to Churchlands SHS for use of the Paul Latham auditorium and appreciates the West Australian Clarinet Quartet and the School of Instrumental Music clarinet and saxophone teachers for their ongoing support.
CASSWA’s next event is ClariSaxFeast will be held on Sunday 14th June at UWA. This is CASSWA’s major event of the year andclarinet and saxophone enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to attend. Participants will enjoy a full day of clarinet and saxophone workshops, performances, master-classes and a grand concert.