Loren & Mark

Loren Glickman (left in photo) has performed as soloist with such prestigious organizations as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and the Casals Festival. He has also performed on chamber music recordings on Columbia, Angel, MGM, Vanguard, and the Book of the Month Club Records. His many orchestral recordings include performances with Stravinsky, Bernstein, Szell, Mitropoulos, Stokowski, and Casals. He is also a noted composer of film scores. Loren is also a conductor and one of the premiere personnel managers in New York.

In addition, Loren has recently completed his book, Maestro! Where’s the Beat? Which includes many of his experiences in the New York music scene.

Read all about Loren’s 90th birthday celebration in an article by Nora Post from The Double Reed, published by the International Double Reed Society.

Sadly, Mark Popkin passed away August 26, 2011. Read his obituary here.

Mark Popkin performed as Principal Bassoon with the New Jersey Symphony, the New York City Opera, Musica Aeterna and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. He taught a large bassoon studio at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC for 42 years.

Mark gave master classes throughout the USA as well as in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. His wind transcriptions were published by Musica Rara, Editions Compusic, Alry Publications, and the Theodore Presser Company. The Opus Five Woodwind Quintet was awarded a 2001 Winston-Salem Arts Council Artists Projects grant to produce a CD of his transcriptions for wind quintet of the Debussy and Ravel string quartets.

Popkin also designed and produced important bassoon and contrabassoon reed making tools, now marketed by the Music Source. His book, Bassoon Reed Making, Repair and Maintenance, third edition, co-authored with Loren Glickman and published by the Instrumentalist Company, has been characterized as “the bassoonists’ bible.” It’s available here.