May's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM in the library’s community room.
James Hodges is a clarinetist based in the Los Angeles area. He is a frequent recitalist and chamber musician. Hodges was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. After studying at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, he attended the University of Minnesota. He is a winner of numerous awards, including First Prize in the 2013 Schubert Club Competition, the 2012 Thelma Hunter Scholarship Recipient for the same competition, and the 2012 First Prize of the Thursday Musical Competition. His teachers include Yehuda Gilad, Burt Hara, and Alexander Fiterstein. He taught at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Music Academy in the summers of 2015 and 2016. Hodges is the clarinet teacher at the Santa Monica Conservatory.
This all French program, in collaboration with pianist Heejung Ju, includes works by Chausson, Messager, Francaix, and Bizet/Sarasate.