Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


August 16, 2012

Andover native perfoming at Tanglewood

Andover native John Diodati, 21, will perform in the Tanglewood Music Center’s Orchestra Concerts Aug. 19 as well as in multiple other concerts throughout the season

A Tanglewood Fellow, the 2009 Andover High graduate played first chair clarinet in the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra for its Aug. 13 TMC Orchestra Concert.

Tanglewood, a beloved music festivals and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is now celebrating its 75th anniversary season. The Tanglewood Music Center is the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer academy for advanced musical study for emerg

ing professional musicians. The program offers a demanding schedule of study and performance, seven days a week for eight weeks, for instrumentalists, conductors, singers, and composers, according to a release. Past fellows include Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Dawn Upshaw, and Oliver Knussen.

Diodatiis a senior at the New England Conservatory. A member of the NEC Philharmonia, he is also actively involved in NEC’s chamber music program and the NEC Contemporary Ensemble. He has appeared as a member of the Boston-area Haffner Sinfonietta and Plymouth Philharmonic, is the 2nd and E-flat clarinetist with the Boston Civic Symphony, frequently performs as a guest with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and is a substitute with the Boston Ballet Orchestra.

In October 2010 he was placed, by audition, on the substitute list of the Philadelphia Orchestra; in March 2011, he was invited to perform in a three concert series under conductor Stephane Denève playing E-flat clarinet on Henri Dutilleux’s Metaboles.

Performance highlights are said to “include Prokofiev’s Quintet at NEC’s Chamber Music Gala, Schoenberg’s masterpiece, Pierrot Lunaire, and Berg’s Four Pieces fo

r Clarinet and Piano.”

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