Anderson, Michael 1
Shedd Classical 2022-23
Brahms & Schönberg
Michael Anderson
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances
MICHAEL ANDERSON (director, clarinet) is Principal Clarinet of the Eugene Symphony and Santa Fe Pro Musica. He was Principal Clarinet of the Oregon Bach Festival and Oregon Ballet Theater for many years. Artistic Director of the chamber ensemble microphilharmonic, in residence at The Shedd Institute in Eugene, Oregon, Michael has performed with Chamber Music Northwest, the festival Le Domaine Forget, the Oregon Symphony, and the Smithsonian Chamber Players. Michael Anderson premiered Tomas Svoboda’s Clarinet Concerto in April 2013 with the Eugene Symphony, broadcast internationally on American Public Media’s Performance Today. He performed on the Oregon Bach Festival's Grammy Award-winning recording of Penderecki's Credo and the Grammy-nominated Das Lied von der Erde recorded by Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Smithsonian Chamber Players. Anderson has served in leadership roles for the Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene Symphony Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Eugene Opera and is currently Director of Artistic Administration for the Oregon Bach Festival. Over his career as an administrator, he has produced hundreds of performances of symphony, oratorio, opera, ballet, pops, chamber music, and period instrument ensembles. In 2017, Michael Anderson was the recipient of the Eugene Arts and Letters Award, which honors an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the arts and culture of Eugene. He studied clarinet with David Shifrin (USC); John McManus, Robert Vagner, and Wayne Bennett (University of Oregon); and Catherine Palladino (Portland State University). Michael has taught at the University of Oregon, Willamette University, and Lane Community College; and currently Woodwinds at Wallowa Lake. Michael Anderson is a Backun Artist and plays on MoBa clarinets, designed and crafted by Morrie Backun in Vancouver B.C.
Mar 9AS 2005-06The Classical Benny GoodmanJaqua
Apr 2AS 2008-09Michael AndersonJaqua
Nov 9SC 2017-18Sure On This Shining NightJaqua
Nov 18SW 2017-18TEST The LOOP! Open HouseJaqua
Mar 4SC 2017-18Harmonie IJaqua
Apr 22SC 2017-18Schubert Octet in F MajorJaqua
Oct 28SC 2018-19Brahms & MozartJaqua
Jan 27SC 2018-19Strauss, Debussy & MahlerJaqua
Nov 10SC 2019-20microphilharmonic: BeethovenJaqua
Jan 19SC 2019-20microphilharmonic: Harmoniemusik IIIJaqua
May 27SC 2020-21Mozart Chamber MusicJaqua
Jul 8SC 2020-21Dance VariationsJaqua
Oct 10-11SC 2021-22Beethoven's EroicaJaqua
Jun 5-6SC 2021-22Schumann & BrahmsJaqua
Jun 5SC 2021-22Schumann & BrahmsJaqua
Jan 29-30SC 2022-23New England VoicesJaqua
May 7-8SC 2022-23Beethoven's PastoraleJaqua
Jun 11-12SC 2022-23Brahms & SchönbergJaqua
Michael Anderson appears in these Shedd Classical 2022-23 events:
Sunday Jan 29
4:00 pNew England Voices
Monday Jan 30
7:30 pNew England Voices
Sunday May 7
4:00 pBeethoven's Pastorale
Monday May 8
7:30 pBeethoven's Pastorale
Sunday Jun 11
4:00 pBrahms & Schönberg
Monday Jun 12
7:30 pBrahms & Schönberg
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