Gregory Oakes will give a Concert/Lecture demonstrating his new quarter-tone clarinet.

Gregory Oakes Concert/Lecture
Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 8pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 94709


  • all nearness pauses, while a star can grow (2021) — Ken Ueno
  • Essay on Aching (2020) — Forrest Pierce
  • Light-Dots on a Deep-Space-Image (2020) — Jessie Cox
  • Aura (2021) — Kristen Soriano Broberg

Gregory Oakes is an exciting and energetic clarinetist performer and a passionate champion of the music of our time. From his Carnegie Hall debut with members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Pierre Boulez to his performances as a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Oakes has been praised by critics for his “outstanding performance” (New York Times) and “jazzy flourishes” (Denver Post). His performance highlights include a concerto with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Telluride Jazz Festival with Grammy® Award-winner Terence Blanchard, a concert at Amsterdam’s venerable new music hall De IJsbreker, and a solo feature at Berlin’s prestigious MaerzMusik festival. Oakes has performed at multiple International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests, the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, the New Music Gathering, and the International Computer Music Conference. He has performed throughout the United States, Brazil, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Thailand. He has held residencies at Princeton, Harvard, Dartmouth, Aspen, and Amsterdam's STEIM. His CD Aesthetic Apparatus: Clarinet Chamber Music of Helmut Lachenmann appears on the New Focus Recordings label. His other recordings appear on Bridge, Centaur, CRI, Gothic, Karnatic Lab Records, and Naxos and broadcasts on National Public Radio. Oakes is on the faculty of Iowa State University and is principal clarinet of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. He is a Buffet Group USA and Vandoren Performing Artist.

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Friday, May 13, 2022, 8:00pm to 8:00pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public