Katherine Large

Newsletter: May 23 – June 5, 2018

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
I’m a freelance clarinetist and private instructor working both in the LA/Orange county area as well as San Francisco.

How did you first become interested in music?
When I was in 6th grade, we had a choice between participating in band or PE, so I decided that I would audition on one instrument, and if I got it, it was meant to be. I chose clarinet, made it into band, and it only took about a week for me to know that music was the career for me. I was hooked to the new challenges that mastering an instrument presented.

How do you think art can enrich our community, and what are some ways people can become engaged with art in Burbank?
Art has an amazing power, especially in trying times, of bringing people together and allowing them to relate and connect with one another – no matter the differences, and allow all of us to remember that we are more alike than different. Engaging with art is as easy as getting out of your comfort zone – visiting a museum, attending a concert, even if you think that it’s not your cup of tea – give it a try, you’d be surprised what beauty you’ll find!

If you could share with our community one thing about art, what would it be?
How much art enhances our lives, even when we aren’t conscious of it around us. Giving yourself an extra moment to appreciate the beauty in a painting, to get lost in a Brahms symphony, to appreciate the difficulty of dance; taking small moments to appreciate art translates to greater appreciation of our own lives.