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Gary Rautenberg - Principal Clarinet

Principal Clarinetist Gary Rautenberg is an active freelance musician in the Los Angeles area.  Studying music from an early age, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College and a Master of Music from the University of Miami.  Gary also performs with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic and is clarinetist with the Wind Advisory Woodwind Quintet which in 2009 was a featured ensemble at Haydn Hall in Vienna.  He has performed with the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Conejo Symphony Orchestra and was a featured soloist on the accordion with the Syracuse Symphony, and as a saxophone soloist with the Utica Symphony.


As a woodwind doubler and accordionist, Gary frequently performs in the pit orchestras for many musical theatre productions and has performed with a long list of entertainers including Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minelli, and Gladys Knight and the Pips.  He has worked as a studio musician for numerous albums, national television and radio commercials and has performed with the Steve Allen Big Band, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and his own big band Sound Advice.  

Gary is grateful for the opportunity to perform in such a fine organization as the Moorpark Symphony Orchestrawith so many wonderful musicians!


Gary is a member of AFM, Local 47.

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