Ed Matthew has served as guest-principal clarinetist with Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque, American Classical Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks, Clarion Music Society, ARTEK, Grand Harmonie, and Musica Angelica. He has performed with Portland Baroque Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Apollo’s Fire, Handel & Haydn Society, REBEL, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Washington Bach Consort, Boston Baroque, and other period ensembles. On modern clarinet and woodwinds, he is in the orchestra of the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, and has played in many other Broadway shows. The New York Times praised his “seductive saxophone work” with the Pit Stop Players. For the 150Music label, he recorded Passages, Gary William Friedman’s clarinet concerto. He premiered Joan Tower’s Island Prelude with the award-winning Quintessence. He also creates original scores and soundscapes for Chatillion Stage Company and its Project Mercury podcast.