LIVINGSTON, NJ — Alexander Wu, a senior at Livingston High School (LHS) and the Principal Clarinetist of the LHS Wind Symphony, recently won the Livingston Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition and will be performing at the orchestra's June 8 concert, “Music for Love.”
Though primarily a clarinetist, Wu also enjoys singing and playing saxophone, guitar and piano. Throughout his time at LHS, he has participated in the North Jersey Region Wind Ensemble, North Jersey Region Orchestra (Principal Clarinetist in 2018 and 2019), New Jersey All-State Wind Ensemble, and New Jersey All-State Orchestra (2nd Chair clarinet).
This year, he was selected into the All-Eastern Honors Band and was also selected to perform with young musicians from 13 states at the 2019 NAfME Eastern Division Conference.
Wu’s favorite orchestra ensemble is the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Academy Orchestra, of which he has been the Principal Clarinetist since 2016. He was also the winner of the 2016 Academy Orchestra Henry Lewis Concerto Competition.
On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at LHS, the Livingston Symphony Orchestra presents “Music for Love,” including Wagner’s epic “Meistersinger Overture, “Romeo Alone” from Berlioz’s romantic “Romeo and Juliet,”and Stravinsky’s dazzling “Firebird Suite.” Wu will be featured in a performance of Mozart’s graceful “Clarinet Concerto in A” with the orchestra.
Conductor Anthony La Gruth will offer insight into the music he has selected during the performance. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call (973) 980-1809 or visit www.lsonj.org.