This year’s “Summer Pops” will feature Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dance Music from West Side Story and John Williams Star Wars Trilogy. We will continue to pay tribute to our City’s Centennial with a salute to our National Anthem, your favorite Sousa marches, and a special guest appearance by the Clarinet Fusion, an area clarinet choir founded by Walnut Creek Concert Band member Karyn Weber. Clarinet Fusion presents a diverse program with music specially arranged for the unique combination of Eb soprano clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Contra Bass Clarinet.
Clarinet Fusion was founded by Karyn Weber as a quartet/quintet in the fall of 2009. The group performed several concerts each year until spring 2012, at which time they grew the group to a choir. The first performance as a choir was summer 2012.
Clarinet Fusion is made up of advanced amateur clarinetists living as far north as Martinez, south as San Jose, east as Brentwood, and west as Oakland.
Members play in multiple performing groups, including: Danville Community Band, Walnut Creek Concert Band, Contra Costa Wind Symphony, Diablo Valley College Symphonic Band, Quintaire Woodwind Quintet, Ohlone Community Band, Ohlone Wind Orchestra, Ohlone Clarinet Choir, Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra, Pleasanton Community Concert Band, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Brentwood Concert Band, Tri-Valley Rep Theatre (Livermore), Star Struck Theater (Fremont), California Repercussions Band, Hayward Municipal Band, Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Prometheus Symphony Orchestra and more.
Clarinet Fusion was selected in both 2013 and 2014 by the San Francisco Symphony as 1 of 16 ensembles to participate in their Chamber Music Workshop program, for which they were mentored by a clarinetist of the symphony and performed on stage at Davies Symphony Hall for family and friends.
Our conductor, Dr. Lawrence Anderson is a retired Director of Bands, University of California Davis and a fellow clarinet player.