© Hermann Wendler

Rendez-vous Musical #7

This Sunday, we are very happy to invite pianist Orlando Bass (student at the CNSMD of Paris) to play with our resident musicians and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars. We will have the pleasure of welcoming pianist Orlando Bass for the second time.

The Program

John Kamfonas: Diverging Paths, Part II

Claude Debussy: “Reflets dans l’eau” from Images I 

John Kamfonas, Piano

Marc Mellits: Farfalle Cotte 

Jenny Maclay, Clarinet

Wilson Poffenberger, Soprano Saxophone

Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Jenny Maclay, Clarinet

Orlando Bass, Piano

André Caplet: Impressions d’automne

Wilson Poffenberger, Alto Saxophone

Orlando Bass, Piano

Lars-Erik Larsson: Concerto for Saxophone and String Orchestra, Mov. 2 Adagio 

Wilson Poffenberger, Alto Saxophone

Orlando Bass, Piano

Manuel De Falla: Fantasia Beatica

Orlando Bass, Piano


John Kamfonas, pianist, has given concerts all over the world, from Beijing to New York. Currently, he is a musician in residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis and a scholarship holder (Harriet Hale Woolley), and is preparing a “higher diploma” at the Ecole Normale de Musique in the class of pianist, teacher and author Jean Fassina.

Jenny Maclay, clarinet soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, participated in the Vandoren Regional Artist program and quickly launched her career. She is currently enrolled at the Conservatoire de Versailles under the tutelage of Philippe Cuper.

Wilson Poffenberger, saxophonist and educator, is passionate about contemporary music and works on new compositions in the United States and Europe.  He is currently pursuing a Professional Orientation Cycle at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt under the supervision of Jean-Michel Goury.

Orlando Bass has been a student at the CNSMD in Paris since 2013, where he was first accepted in the writing class, then in 2014 in the accompaniment class and in 2015 in piano and improvisation classes. In 2014 he won his harmony and counterpoint prizes, in 2015 his fugue prize. He has already performed at numerous festivals as a pianist or harpsichordist and also plays jazz and improvised music.

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