Musical Moment: Hear TSO Associate Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet Eric Abramovitz

For Associate Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet Eric Abramovitz, moving to Montreal during the pandemic had certain advantages — namely, he could ask his mother, Roslyn Abromovitz, to accompany him just as she used to do when he was a kid.

This was especially true when he decided to play the piece he played for his very first competition when he was eight years old, “Valse Triste” by Rheinhold Glière.

In this Musical Moment, he also shares a traditional tune called “Romanian Hora,” which brings back childhood memories of hearing his mother play in a Klezmer band, and falling in love with the clarinet.

Eric Abramovitz, TSO Associate Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet and his mother Roslyn Abramovitz, piano.

TORONTO STAR