Clarinetist and bass clarinetist Chuck Furlong is an active performer in the Boston and New York areas. He has performed with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, North End Music and Performing Arts Commission (NEMPAC) Opera Project, and Boston Opera Collaborative. In the fall of 2014, he co-founded Soundry, an ensemble dedicated to performing contemporary music rarely heard in Boston.
In New York, Chuck has performed with Contemporaneous, played Pierrot Lunaire as part of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Arnold Schoenberg series and performed in the Nouveau Classical Project’s In & Around C at Gallery 128. Chuck has also been involved with Bang On A Can, performing as a fellow at the 2013 and 2014 Summer Festivals and playing at the 2012 marathon. With two other 2014 Summer Festival alumni, he helped to create Exceptet, an ensemble using the instrumentation of Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat. Exceptet debuted at Cloud City in May 2015, premiering five new works.
In addition to playing, Chuck has produced a number of performances, including a reimagining of L'Histoire with 100 Proof Arts Collective, which he co-founded with actors Niall Powderly and William Vaughn. His latest project is Tilda, a clarinet-cello-piano trio Chuck started with Matthew Smith and Travis Reynolds. The trio will make its official debut in fall 2015.
Chuck earned his MM at the Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Michael Norsworthy, and his BM at New York University where he studied with Larry Guy. Chuck studied bass clarinet with Dennis Smylie.