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Musician Spotlight: Jim Perone

"I’ve been the principal clarinetist of the Philharmonic for the past 26 years. My first encounter with the orchestra was a call for auditions for the positions of principal clarinetist and principal flutist that was posted on the bulletin board in Mount Union’s music building. My wife, flutist Karen Perone, and I auditioned for Marjorie Henke at Marge’s and Bob’s house in Canton. That’s the kind of personal touch you find in this orchestra that really makes it feel like home for me."

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