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Clarinet: William Shadel
...William Shadel, Clarinet Clarinetist William Shadel
is one of the leading musicians in the New York metropolitan area, with performances which range from classical to jazz, commercial to rock.He
is currently principal clarinetist with the Westfield Symphony, the Colonial Symphony
, the New Jersey State Opera, Teatro Grattacielo, and the Opera at Florham.He
has performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera
under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Karl Bohm, Eric Leinsdorf, Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur and others, and has performed with Luciano Pavorotti, Placido Domingo, and Marilyn Horne.On Broadway, Mr. Shadel
has performed in Merlin, Zorba, Gypsy, Steel Pier, Big Deal, in Dancin' as an onstage soloist, and appeared in a Viennese production of West Side Story.He
has shared the stage with Henry Mancini, played and recorded with Glen Campbell, and accompanied Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Marvin Hamlisch, Maureen McGovern, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, and Tony Bennett.For many years he
was the lead woodwind player at the Garden State Arts Center
.In reviewing his
Town Hall recital in New York City, the New York Times
music critic compared his
performance to that of Kreisler and Caruso.Mr. Shadel is an honor graduate of Montclair State University and earned a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.He was for many years a professor in the music department of Montclair State University, and also taught at William Paterson University.