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David H Thomas – Clarinet & Classical Music

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist, Clarinet Teacher

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Article on Jeanjean concert coming up

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:40:57 +0000

Jennifer Hambrick of WOSU Public Media has published a blog article on my upcoming concert of 10 Jeanjean etudes with new piano accompaniments by Joseph Hallmann. Wednesday evening, two of Columbus’ own will perform the world premiere of 10 new…

Jeanjean on the Rocks, April 12, 2017

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:31:54 +0000

Mozart Piano Wind Quintet, Columbus Symphony Winds with Kevin Jones, piano

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:51:53 +0000

Mozart Quintet in Eb, KV 452 for piano and winds. Performed live March 13, 2016, at First Congregational Church, Columbus Ohio. Kevin Jones piano, with Columbus Symphony Winds, Steve Secan oboe, David Thomas clarinet, Betsy Sturdevant bassoon, Gene Standley horn.

Introducing the new Légère European Signature reeds

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 02:53:53 +0000

For the past week, I've played these new Légère European Signature clarinet reeds in several different rehearsals and performances, including an opera, a solo recital and a chamber music recital. I can say, without hesitation, that they are by far…

Chedeville Clarinet Barrels review

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:02:15 +0000

I've been playing on Chedeville hard rubber clarinet barrels for several years now, and I love them. Which is saying a lot, since I have a collection of beautiful wood barrels from Buffet (Moennig and Chadash), from Backun (MoBa, Fatboy),…

Légère clarinet Reeds after 6 years experience

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:09:15 +0000

Légere reeds have made playing the clarinet more enjoyable, and much less stressful. I can now trust the reed to be there for difficult attacks, to be responsive for articulation, to be easily tuned with reed pressure, when needed.

Video: Paul Jeanjean Clarinet Etude #1 from Book of 18, with new Accompaniment by Joseph Hallman

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:53:47 +0000

For the past several years, the clarinet works of composer Paul Jeanjean have been featured often in my posts, most notably his famous book of 18 Études de Perfectionnement, a collection of advanced and somewhat modern (in the 1920s) studies…