Meet Clarinetist Jason Richard Olney!
Jason Richard Olney, our fantastic principal clarinetist, will be featured on our April 29th concert on Eric Ewazen’s “Ballade for Clarinet, Harp, and String Orchestra.” Get in person tickets or livestream access here!
More about Jason:
An active musician in the Denver area, Clarinetist Jason Olney never turns down an opportunity. He has played with orchestras like Denver Philharmonic, Longmont Symphony, Boulder Symphony and Steamboat Symphony, opera companies like Boulder Opera and Opera Steamboat, as well as a number of choirs, chamber ensembles and others. Just this year he has played Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat, Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Dominick Argento’s virtuosic and absurd Postcard from Morocco, where he played clarinet, bass clarinet and alto sax. Since joining Arapahoe Philharmonic in 2016 as Principal Clarinet, Jason has performed solo concerts, chamber works and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.
A teacher with an eclectic and varied background, Jason not only teaches clarinet but also saxophone and trumpet, and even runs several Beginning Bands. Before coming to Colorado to study under Dan Silver at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2009, Jason worked with Drs John Masserini and Shandra Helman in Idaho. Jason continued his development in masterclasses by the acclaimed Imani Winds and Boulder’s own Takas Quartet.