DALE CLEVENGER , principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since February 1966, is a versatile musician in many areas. He is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh. His mentors are Arnold Jacobs and Adolph Herseth. Before joining the Chicago Symphony, Mr. Clevenger was a member of Leopold Stokowski's American Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air, directed by Alfred Wallenstein, and was principal horn with the Kansas City Philharmonic. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras worldwide, including a recent solo engagement with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, conductor. He has taken part in many music festivals: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Florida Music Festival, Sarasota, Marrowstone Music Festival, Port Townsend, Washington, and Affinis Music Festival, Japan. His conducting career has included guest appearances with the New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Symphony, Tampa, the Civic Orchestra Chicago, the Toronto Conservatory Orchestra, the Northwestern University Summer Symphony, the Santa Cruz Symphony, California, the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, Perth, the Aguascaliente Symphony Orchestra, Mexico, and the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.
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