Backstage Pass featuring Robert DiLutis

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 1:00pm

Robert DiLutis

On the next Backstage Pass, join host Julia Figueras as she welcomes Robert DiLutis, professor of clarinet and woodwind chamber music at Eastman School of Music and Assistant principal clarinet of the RPO, to the Henry Epstein Studio at WXXI. Backstage Pass with Robert DiLutis airs Tuesday, March 24 at 1 p.m. and repeats Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD 91.5-1.

Robert DiLutis has performed as second and E-flat clarinetist with the RPO since 1996. Prior to that, he was Assistant Principal and E-flat clarinetist with the San Antonio Symphony. He is best known however as the inventor of the Reed Machine, a professional reed-making device for clarinet and saxophone. Making his Carnegie Hall debut in 1989, Mr. DiLutis has taught at The Baltimore School for the Arts and St. Mary’s University in Texas. He currently serves on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music and is an International Artist for Buffet Crampon USA.

Backstage Pass
is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists– giving Classical 91.5/90.3 listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting musicians performing live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.