Jon Manasse, Clarinetist
Jon Nakamatsu, Pianist
This duo is comprised of two of America’s most distinguished artists. Jon Mannasse is internationally recognized for his inspired artistry, uniquely glorious sound and charismatic performing style. Jon Nakamatsu plays with the calm assurance that comes of having both a solid technique and a gentle, introspective interpretive spirit.
Messager: Solo de concourse (1899); Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2; Chopin: Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22 (Mr. Nakamatsu); Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962); Paquito D’Rivera: “Lecuonerias” from The Cape Cod Files (Mr. Manasse); John Novacek: Four Rags for Two Jons (2006) – Schenectady, Fourth Street Drag, Recuperation, Full Stride Ahead +