Benjamin Adler, clarinet

The Colburn School

How did you choose your instrument?

I chose my instrument because I liked the sound of it and I had been hearing it all of my life.  My parents are both musicians in New York City and although they discouraged me from choosing the clarinet I of course rebelled against their advice and chose it for my own.

What piece are you most excited to play this upcoming season? 

The piece I’m most excited to play this season is Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.  Mahler is my favorite composer and after taking a class about his life and compositions at USC, I have been especially interested in playing his symphonies.

What have you learned from AYS so far and what are you hoping to gain from AYS in the future?

I have learned how to become a better orchestral player through my time with AYS.  I’m hoping to gain form the great experiences I’ve had thus far.

Sponsor Benjamin Adler