Suzanna Dennis Bratton - Clarinet
Suzanna Dennis Bratton (Suzy Bratton)
Your instrument/position in the orchestra:
How old were you when you started playing your instrument?
11 years old when I began (6th grade)
When did you join the orchestra:
BM, BA-- Portland State University, MM-- University of Michigan, Artist Diploma-- Duquesne University
What made me choose the clarinet?
I didn't! I wanted to play the flute or saxophone but the band director needed clarinets so I was stuck!
walking, cooking, home projects, organizing fund-raising events, wine and BEING A MOM
In a few words or sentences, how would you describe yourself?
friendly, fun-loving, family oriented, liberal, hard-working, working on my ability to say "no"(!)
The universe unfolds as it should.
poor service at a restaurant
Most memorable moment:
My now-husband approaching the stage (unexpectedly) with flowers after I played the Mozart Concerto,
Sibelius 2 with Santtu-Matias Rouvali,
Rach 2 with Martha Bowman,
Success in anything takes a Positive Attitude and Discipline
Favorite TV show:
Once Upon a Time
Mark Nuccio and my ONE lesson with Alan Balter; also the conductor of my youth orchestra, Jacob Avshalomov
Last book you read/what are you reading now?
House of the Spirits by Isabele Allende
Favorite piece of music to play:
Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Discovering ancient ruins, European culture, and beautiful/interesting landscapes (sans tour bus)-- so, basically everything! And after driving to Oregon and back with the family, I would love to discover all 50 states from the road. We have such a beautiful and diverse country.
Favorite thing about GR:
watching a city blossom
I wish there was more tolerance of each other's differences, both in this community and in the world