James Campbell has been called “Canada’s pre-eminent clarinetist and wind soloist”,by the Toronto Star. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician in over 35 countries with over 65 orchestras including the Boston Pops, Montreal Symphony and the London Symphony.
He has collaborated with Glenn Gould and Aaron Copland and toured with over 35 string quartets, including the Guarneri, Amadeus(when he replaced an ailing Benny Goodman on a tour of California) and Vermeer. Of his over 40 recordings, the BBC and The Times of London rated his recording of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet as the best available and his CD “Stolen Gems”(Marquis Records) won a Juno. He has been named Canada’s Artist of the Year, awarded the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Honourary Doctor of Laws, and the Order of Canada.
James Campbell has been Artistic Director of the Festival of the Sound since 1985
and has been Professor of Music at the famed Jacobs School of Music, of Indiana University since 1988.
Catch James Campbell in performance at SweetWater 2017
The Heroes Friday, September 15, 2017
Historic Leith Church, Meaford Ontario 8 p.m
Glorious & Free Saturday, September 16, 2017
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, Ontario 7 p.m
Luthier Exhibit Performance Saturday, September 15, 2017
Harmony Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario 1 p.m
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