Principal Clarinetist Loren Kitt is a native of Washington State and a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. Before joining the National Symphony Orchestra in 1970, he performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic and served as principal clarinetist of the Milwaukee Symphony from 1966 until 1969. He has been professor of music at the Oberlin Conservatory and the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and, in 1997, joined the faculty of the University of Maryland. Among Mr. Kitt's solo performances are the Washington premieres of Roque Codero's Mansaje Funebre and Messaien's La Transfiguration de Nôtre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, performances of the Copland Clarinet Concerto (with Copland conducting), Debussy's Rhapsody for Clarinet, and Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major.
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Meet the Musician: Loren Kitt on his favorite composers
Meet the Musician: Loren Kitt on his career