Previously, he held teaching positions at Northwestern and Lake Forest College. He has appeared in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, at Chicago’s Symphony Center and as a soloist at the Midwest Clinic. The winner of many competitions, Andy has recently performed as guest principal clarinet of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Chicago Symphony on their MusicNow series.
Andy’s first book, “Elements of Contemporary Clarinet Technique” was co-authored with Roger Zare whose “Bolt From The Blue” will be heard on this concert. Andy will play the Concerto for Clarinet and Strings by Aaron Copland, commissioned and first performed by jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman in 1949. The Strings will add music of Samuel Barber and Augusta Reed Thomas, and the Serenade by Victor Herbert.
Perfomances by Andy Hudson have been hailed as “a treat for the listener” (IAWM Journal) and have been praised for an “uncommon singularity of purpose, technical virtuosity, youthful vigor and a mature sensitivity.” (The Clarinet).