Gail in the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra

Gail in the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra

I am an active, avid clarinetist. I perform with the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra and I'm an occasional member of the Savoyaires, the Evanston-based Gilbert & Sullivan group. I also play chamber music as a member of the Evanston and the North Shore Music Clubs and regularly return to the annual Kinhaven Adult Chamber Music Workshop in Weston, Vermont.

In the past, I was a member of the North Shore Chamber Orchestra, the Northshore Concert Band, the Highland Park Symphonic Winds, and the Ridgeville Band. I was a member of the New York All-City High School Band, the only student from Hunter College High School.

I had "five minutes of fame" adapting a piece composed by Alec Wilder for a celebration of his centenary at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, IL on August 3, 2007. This musical event was organized by Richard Wyszynski, a friend of Wilder and a flutist, conductor, and lecturer in classical music. My performance of "Air for English Horn" (1945) was recorded and can be heard here.  

In advance of the Wilder retrospective, Mr. Wyszynski and I were interviewed by WBEZ, "Celebrating the UnSung," and on Andrew Patner's show "Critical Thinking" on the Chicago classical music station, WFMT.