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Clinton O’Brien

Clinton O'Brien

Principal Double Bass

Clinton O’Brien is currently Principal Bass of the Portland Opera orchestra and the Portland Columbia Symphony orchestra and Assistant Principal Bassist with the Vancouver Symphony in Washington. He is also a member of the Rogue Valley Symphony and Hood River Sinfonietta. Clinton appears as solo bass with the Portland based Porchello group and Third Dimension music festival in Astoria. He is also a substitute bassist with the Oregon, Spokane, Olympia and Yakima symphony orchestras. In the summer he has played with Oregon Coast Music Festival and the Sunriver Music Festival. Clinton attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of music. While studying at Oberlin he was appointed as 3rd chair bass with the Canton Symphony (OH). He plays an Alessandro Gagliano double bass made in 1713, generously on loan from Mr. Bill Ofstad.