College welcomes clarinet recital to campus on January 23rd

Phillip Paglialonga with clarinet

Virginia Tech clarinet professor Phillip Paglialonga is presenting a guest recital at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium.

The recital is free and open to the public.

The Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is hosting Paglialonga.

The periodical, The Clarinet, describes Paglialonga as “a phenomenal musician … our next prodigious clarinet performer and pedagogue.” 

As a performer he has appeared on four continents and regularly appears throughout North America and abroad. His performances have been heard on National Public Radio, the CBC in Canada, as well as several other regional radio and television stations. He has visited dozens of universities to present recitals and classes, and is regularly invited to perform at venues around the world.  

As an orchestral musician he has been a member of the Haddonfield Symphony, Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Walt Disney World Orchestra. He has also appeared with numerous other orchestras including the: Charleston (South Carolina) Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Concertante di Chicago, Florida Orchestra, Fort Wayne (Indiana) Philharmonic, Kalamazoo (Michigan) Symphony, New World Symphony, Orlando (Florida) Philharmonic, Sarasota (Florida) Orchestra and Windsor (Ontario) Symphony.