Elias Rodriguez

Clarinet

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Alma maters: Baylor University, University of Michigan
Awards/Competitions: 1st Prize, 2017 TŌN Concerto Competition; Semifinalist, 2017 Matthew Ruggiero International Clarinet Competition; Finalist, 2016 Pheonix Symphony Orchestra 2nd Clarinet Audition; National solo debut at age 16, on NPR’s “From the Top”; 1st Chair Overall, 2007 Texas All-State auditions
Appearances: Le Domaine Forget, Canada, 2017; The Banff Centre, Canada, 2016; YOA Orchestra of the Americas, Eastern Canada Tour, 2015; Orchestre de la Francophonie, Canada, 2015; American Wind Symphony Orchestra, 2010; Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, 2008
Favorite composer fact: Shostakovich was a perfectionist not only in music, but in his personal life. According to his daughter, he was “obsessed with cleanliness;” he synchronized the clocks in his apartment, and he would regularly send cards to himself to test how well the postal service was working.
Favorite fact about your instrument: It was manufactured in my favorite city: Paris, France.
Last book read: Assimil: New French with Ease
Piece of advice for a young classical musician:
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
Time travel destination: The 1920s because of Tin Pan Alley, George and Ira Gershwin, and their influential role in American jazz music.

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Four Novelettes

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TŌN IN: Augusta Read Thomas' Silent Moon

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Roque Cordero's Adagio trágico

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Lady

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 8

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: R. Strauss' Metamorphosen

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: William Grant Still's Out of the Silence

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Jessie Montgomery's Strum

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TŌN IN: Autumn Harmonies—A Harvest of Sound

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: George Walker's Lyric for Strings

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: Stravinsky's Fireworks

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Joachim Raff's Psalm 130: De Profundis

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral

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TŌN IN: Chamber Performances—Fall 2020

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: Debussy's Rhapsody for Clarinet

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Elgar’s Symphony No. 1

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Penderecki's Double Concerto

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: R. Strauss' Four Songs, Op. 27

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 1

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Eugene Goossens' Jubilee Variations

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AUDIO FLASHBACK: Dohnányi's Symphony No. 2

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TŌN IN: Concertos for Strings

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