April 16, 2019 paperlesslion

Enjoy Mozart’s magnificent clarinet concerto and more masterpieces Sunday when the North Oakland Concert Band presents “Impressions.” The concert program will be performed at Lake Orion High School, beginning at 4 p.m. on May 19.

Conducted by Annette Kline, highlights include “The Picadore” by John Philip Sousa and “Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi. For the fifth consecutive year, NOCB’s special guest will be the winner of their annual concerto competition for high school seniors. Andrew Li, a senior at Novi High School, will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.

Lake Orion High School is located at 495 E. Scripps Rd., Lake Orion. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

Details from NOCB about the featured performer:

Andrew Li is a senior at Novi High School where he is principal clarinetist of the high school Wind Ensemble, directed by Mark Hourigan, and principal clarinetist of the Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Jim VanEizenga. He has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra for three years; prior to that, he was a member of the Detroit Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble for one year. Andrew is studying clarinet with Dr. Andrew Sprung.

Andrew has been playing the clarinet for over 6 years, participating in the MSBOA All-State Band and Orchestras since 7th grade. He has consistently received Division I ratings at District and State Solo and Ensemble, as well as solo, duet, and woodwind quintet nominations for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF). Last year, Andrew performed as a Michigan Youth Arts Festival Outstanding Soloist Concerto Competition Winner with the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra at the 2018 MYAF Gala Concert.

Andrew will attend the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor next year, hoping to pursue Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering. He also plans to continue playing clarinet with the University bands or orchestras.