“Joe Midiri’s clarinet playing, in particular, was nothing short of magnificent. Not only did he command the full range of the instruments voice, both in register and dynamics, but he blended mesmerizing brilliance with melting lyricism more smoothly and convincingly than I’ve heard in many a moon.”
“Joe Midiri’s clarinet playing was particularly impressive for the fleetness and accuracy of his fast passage work and the consistency of its smooth, creamy tone.”
Mr. Joseph Midiri
Mr. Joseph Midiri is an instrumentalist on the clarinet, alto, baritone and soprano saxophones. Not only featured as a classical soloist in several orchestra performances, he is also the leader of the Midiri Brothers Orchestra. The Midiri Brothers Orchestra and smaller jazz ensembles therein, feature authentic yet creative performances of the music of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Fletcher Henderson, and the Dorsey Brothers, including the orchestra’s own special arrangements in the tradition of the swing era, all under the direction of Mr. Joseph Midiri.
In the classical world, Mr. Midiri has performed as soloist with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Tri State Philharmonic, and the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra.
Earlier this year, Mr. Midiri performed Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra by Carl Maria von Weber with the Bucks County Orchestra as guest soloist. Due to popular demand, he has been asked back for an encore performance with the Bucks County Orchestra scheduled for March of 2001. Also, Mr. Midiri is scheduled to appear with the Venice Symphony Orchestra in Venice, Florida in February of 2001. He will be performing the Carl Maria von Weber’s Concerto #1 for Clarinet and Orchestra as special guest of conductor Wesley John Schumacher.
Along with the Midiri Brothers Septet providing a jazz interlude, Mr. Joseph Midiri has had enormous success with the unique combination of uniting the best of the swing era with timeless clarinet classics featured by symphony orchestras.
If you are interested in including a symphony/swing program to your next orchestral performance, please contact Joseph Midiri.