Anthony Brackett has had an exciting performing and teaching career in the music industry. Formerly the bass clarinetist with the New Orleans Symphony, Mr. Brackett has performed with the New York City Opera, American Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Mostly Mozart, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Martha Graham Dance Company, Dance Theater of Harlem, Valley Winds, The Goldman Band, and the Singapore Symphony. Chamber music appearances include concerts with the Emerson String Quartet, Shanghai String Quartet, Borealis Wind Quintet, Dorian Quintet, Blue Door and VentiCordi. Music Festivals include the National Repertory Orchestra in Keystone Colorado, Waterloo Festival, Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Pierre Monteux School in Hancock.
In addition to having taught a large private studio of clarinetists in CT, Anthony is on the faculty of The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Programs, Amherst College, performed for Young Audiences of New York and New Jersey and has been consultant to The Morgan Library and Museum’s Family Concert Series. Mr. Brackett has been an adjudicator and clinician for the Connecticut Music Educators Association, served as President, Orchestra Manager and adjudicator for the New England Music Festival Association, and Manager of NAfME’s National Honors Orchestra.
Mr. Brackett has accompanied many legendary entertainers including Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Phil Collins, Patti Lupone, Donny and Marie Osmond, Bob McGrath, the Three Irish Tenors, The Moody Blues, Maureen McGovern, Andrea Bocelli, Midori, Placido Domingo, Andre Watts, Tatiana Troyanos, and Bugs Bunny. He has recorded on the Sony, Sarabande, QRecords and Telarc labels as well as for television, radio and films. Anthony’s Broadway credits include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King & I, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, Cole Porter’s Cancan and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Tony and his family live in Amherst, MA where he teaches private clarinet students and writes arrangements for clarinet ensembles available at www.AMBClarinet.com.