Richard Auldon Clark

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Richard Auldon Clark is an American conductor and violist, founder and artistic director of The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, director of Instrumental Activities at Butler University's Jordan College of Fine Arts, as well as an artistic director/conductor of The Butler Symphony Orchestra. Originally from Apalachin, NY, Clark studied violin and viola in New York City with Raphael Bronstein, Arianne Bronne and Lillian Fuchs, receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the Manhattan School Of Music.

Throughout his career, Richard Clark conducted more than 100 world premieres, and recorded over 40 albums. A fervent proponent of American contemporary music, Richard Auldon Clark included works by Randall Thompson, Victor Herbert, Henry Cowell, Alan Hovhaness, Lukas Foss, David Amram, and Osvaldo Lacerda in his repertoire. Some of his recent appearances include Utah Symphony Orchestra, The Louisville Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Long Island Philharmonic, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional De México.

In 1987, Richard Auldon Clark founded The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. He also co-founded the annual Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival (FLCMF) in 2001, and serves as music director. Before joining the faculty at Butler University, Clark had been teaching at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and the Manhattan School of Music.

As a composer, Clark has written and recorded numerous chamber works, and also collaborated with his friend, Kurt Vonnegut, in the creation of several works based on his novels. Together they started working on the opera Happy Birthday, Wanda June – a dark comedy influenced by Vietnam War, and based on Vonnegut's first play, which was performed on Broadway and premiered as film in 1971. A first operatic attempt both for Vonnegut and Clark, this project had been developing painstakingly slow, and came to a halt when the author died in 2007. Eventually, Richard Clark finished Wanda June, and Kurt Vonnegut's first opera was premiered posthumously in September 2016.
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NPD 85531 Richard Auldon Clark - Vive Ibert! (Jacques Ibert Orchestral Works) album art The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Richard Auldon Clark, Eugenia Zukerman - Jacques Ibert The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Richard Auldon Clark, Eugenia Zukerman - Jacques Ibert - Vive Ibert! (Jacques Ibert Orchestral Works)(CD) Newport Classic NPD 85531 US 1992 Sell This Version
3-7220-2H1, 3-7220-2 H1 Richard Auldon Clark - Persian Set album art Henry Cowell - Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark Henry Cowell - Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark - Persian Set(CD) Koch International Classics, Koch International Classics 3-7220-2H1, 3-7220-2 H1 US 1993 Sell This Version
NPD 85570 Richard Auldon Clark - For The Friends Of Alec Wilder album art Alec Wilder, The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Richard Auldon Clark, Humbert Lucarelli, Eugenia Zukerman, Gary Louie, Kenneth Pasmanick Alec Wilder, The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Richard Auldon Clark, Humbert Lucarelli, Eugenia Zukerman, Gary Louie, Kenneth Pasmanick - For The Friends Of Alec Wilder(CD) Newport Classic NPD 85570 US 1994 Sell This Version
NPD 85572 Richard Auldon Clark - Thine Alone (Songs & Orchestral Works Of Victor Herbert) album art Richard Auldon Clark, Andrea Matthews (2), Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Soloists From The Magic Circle Opera Ensemble* Richard Auldon Clark, Andrea Matthews (2), Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Soloists From The Magic Circle Opera Ensemble* - Thine Alone (Songs & Orchestral Works Of Victor Herbert)(CD, Album) Newport Classic NPD 85572 US 1994 Sell This Version
3-7221-2H1 Richard Auldon Clark - Mountains And Rivers Without End, Symphony No. 6 (The Celestial Gate), Return And Rebuild The Desolate Places, Prayer To St. Gregory, Aria From Haroutiun album art Alan Hovhaness, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark, Chris Gekker Alan Hovhaness, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark, Chris Gekker - Mountains And Rivers Without End, Symphony No. 6 (The Celestial Gate), Return And Rebuild The Desolate Places, Prayer To St. Gregory, Aria From Haroutiun(CD, Album) Koch International Classics 3-7221-2H1 US 1994 Sell This Version
3-7283-2H1 Richard Auldon Clark - The Testament Of Freedom / Frostiana album art Randall Thompson, New York Choral Society, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark Randall Thompson, New York Choral Society, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark - The Testament Of Freedom / Frostiana(CD) Koch International Classics 3-7283-2H1 US 1995 Sell This Version
NPD 85601 Richard Auldon Clark - Three Concertos album art David Amram / Charles Castleman, Nathaniel Rosen, Kenneth Pasmanick, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark David Amram / Charles Castleman, Nathaniel Rosen, Kenneth Pasmanick, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark - Three Concertos(CD, Album) Newport Classic NPD 85601 US 1995 Sell This Version
NPD 85609 Richard Auldon Clark - The Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County (Folk-Opera Based On The Mark Twain Short Story) album art Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark - Lukas Foss Manhattan Chamber Orchestra*, Richard Auldon Clark - Lukas Foss - The Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County (Folk-Opera Based On The Mark Twain Short Story)(CD, Album) Newport Classic NPD 85609 US 1997 Sell This Version
MUL005 Richard Auldon Clark - Ice-9 Ballads album art Dave Soldier* / Kurt Vonnegut, MCO* / Clark* Dave Soldier* / Kurt Vonnegut, MCO* / Clark* - Ice-9 Ballads(CD, Album) Mulatta MUL005 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Richard Auldon Clark - Mother Night / Breakfast Of Champions album art Kurt Vonnegut, Howard Cass, Richard Auldon Clark, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra* Kurt Vonnegut, Howard Cass, Richard Auldon Clark, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra* - Mother Night / Breakfast Of Champions(CD, Album) Keuka Classical none US 2012 Sell This Version