Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Gimme 5

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Gimme 5

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Clarinetist Terrance Patterson is the founder and artistic director of the Ritz Chamber Music Society in Jacksonville.

5 most inspiring concert halls where I have performed

1. Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory: A historic place where every major Russian composer and artist can find his roots. At its opening in 1866, Tchaikovsky was made professor of theory and harmony, and the venue took his name in 1940. It was humbling to perform on a stage that has shaped such musicians.

2. Carnegie Hall, New York City: Performing at Carnegie Hall, one of the world's most prestigious venues , left me in total awe. Just stepping onto the stage was such an honor and left me completely speechless - it's an experience and feeling I will never forget! There was nothing like walking onto that stage and feeling its history.

3. Mozart's Home, Salzburg, Austria: While on a European tour, I had the incredible opportunity to perform music at the birthplace of the Mozart! …

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