Clark W. Fobes (Eb, bass clarinet) received his MM degree from the San Francisco Conservatory in 1983 and has been an active member of the Bay Area musical community since that time. Mr. Fobes performs regularly as a free lance clarinetist with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, San Jose Symphony, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Skywalker Ranch Orchestra and is the bass clarinetist with the California Symphony. He enjoys the variety of a career that can find him playing Principal clarinet on one day and contra bass clarinet on the next. Mr. Fobes is also an internationally recognized clarinet technician and maker of fine mouthpieces for the clarinet family. He has published several articles regarding clarinet repair and acoustics.

[from program for May 21, 2001 concert]