April 7, 2018 - 4:00 pm
RANCHO CORDOVA CIFIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA presents PETE NOWLEN conducting
Featuring Choral Ensemble
Performing "Toward the Unknown Region"
by R. Vaughan Williams
RCCLO clarinetist Brennen Milton is headed to Carnegie Hall!
On January 12, 2018, the Jury at The Golden Classical Music Awards (GCMA) awarded FIRST PRIZE in its international chamber music competition to Carlos & Brennen—a new musical duo based in Sacramento, CA. As part of the award Carlos McMillan Fuentes & Brennen Milton have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. What an inspiring, well deserved honor, and stellar achievement!
All auditions for the international competition were submitted via video or audio recordings, with the final awards based upon the same recordings. Carlos & Brennen submitted a recording of C. M. Von Weber’s Duo Concertante for clarinet and piano and Paul Reade’s The Vitctorian Kitchen Garden, also written for clarinet and piano (or harp). The GCMA sponsors the competition to help launch the careers of aspiring musicians (goldenclassicalmusicawards.com).
Carlos and Brennen began performing as a duo in 2016 and performing at the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts auditorium (CLARA), Westminster Presbeterian Church, and the Sacramento International Airport. Through their performances, Carlos and Brennen hope to highlight the experience of minorities in the arts, while conveying uplifting social messages. “We aim to provoke thought and communicate the ideas of peace, tolerance, and unity through our music,” says Brennen. “These universal values are embodied in all the themes for our positive celebrations of music and life.”
The duo will be performing on January 25, 2018, at the Rancho Cordova City Hall in support of the Artists Reception for the new show "Patterns". The music begins at 5:30 pm. See you there for an evening of beautiful artistry!
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