Join us on Saturday, August 28 at 3:00 pm for an afternoon concert featuring music for clarinet, viola, and piano.
About the Artist
Admired for his “suppleness and beauty of tone” (Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald), Bixby Kennedy has performed concerti with the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Bloomington Sinfionetta, and Indiana University Symphony. Additionally, he has garnered prizes from the Minnesota Young Artist Competition, ECSO, Hellam, Ima Hogg, Boston Woodwind Society, and Indiana University competitions. In 2013, Bixby commissioned and premiered his colleague Kevin Garza’s Clarinet Concerto, which remains a staple of his repertoire.
As a chamber musician, Bixby has performed throughout the US and Europe making appearances in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, Music from Angel Fire, and Caramoor. On period instruments, Bixby performs classical repertoire on period instruments and replica instruments throughout the US with Grand Harmonie Orchestra. He is also Associate Principal Clarinet in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Principal Clarinet in Symphony in C.
Originally from Maryville, Tennessee, Bixby is a graduate of Yale University and Indiana University. His teachers include David Shifrin, Howard Klug, and Eric Hoeprich.