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Opening night concert - Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 ovation at the Cleveland Institute of Music




Festival updates pending as events happen


VIP's Franklin and Diana Cohen, Directors - Cleveland, Ohio - 15 June - 1 July 2017





Renowned Soloist Martin Frost, on Tour to multiple International Cities, performs the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany - 23 June 2017




VIP Shirley Brill Performs Boulez Domaines at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Paris, France - 23 June 2017






Senior VIP and legendary Klarinettist Emeritus in the Berliner Philharmoniker Karl Leister at Vandoren Paris - 19 June 2017








Claremont Clarinet Festival - VIP Margaret Thornhill, Director - Pomona, California - 11 - 17 June 2017







Master Classes with Wesley Ferreira, VIP Robert Spring and   Jana Starling  and Wesley Ferreira,  Jana Starling



Lift Clarinet Academy - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado - Wesley Ferreira,  Jana Starling, Directors, with Guest Artist VIP Robert Spring - 12 - 16 June 2017



Jun 8, 2017 | Thursday 7:30 PM  - Jun 9, 2017 | Friday 8:00 PM - Jun 10, 2017 | Saturday 8:00 PM Celebrating the Power of Music to Unite Across Borders

 Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic joined by musicians from orchestras around the world — Australia, Brazil, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and the United States — in a program celebrating the power of music to build bridges and unite people across borders.




New York Philharmonic Clarinet Section with VIP and Solo Klarinettist of the Berliner Philharmoniker Wenzel Fuchs (along with several other instrumentalists from several countries worldwide performing  this special Concert of Unity under Alan Gilbert at his Finale as Music Director - 8 - 10 June 2017


Special Concert for Unity Finale Concert with Alan Gilbert Conducting  (along with several other instrumentalists from several countries worldwide performing  this special Concert of Unity under Alan Gilbert at his Finale as Music Director - 8 - 10 June 2017






Bergen International Festival - at Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen · June 6, 2017 · Violist Lars Anders Tomter, Sharon Kam - Clarinet and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland performing Franz Krommer Concerti in Troldsalen, Norway 




Academy Prize winners with Artist Faculty







Master Class sessions with VIPs Steve Williamson, Guy Yehuda and Robert Spring in Performance



Henri Selmer Paris Summer Clarinet Academy at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 31 May - 4 June 2017




Joseph Morris, Solo Clarinetist with the Pacific (California) Symphony, 1st Prize winner at the Houston Symphony's Ima Hogg Competition - Houston, Texas - 3 June 2017





University of Auckland Clarinet Day - VIP Marie Ross, Director - Auckland, New Zealand - 3 June 2017





Inaugeral Performance from the University of Auckland, New Zealand Fidelio Wind Octet with VIP and Professor Marie Ross - 31 May 2017



3rd International Basset Horn Festival Kandern - Kandern, Germany - 25 - 28 May 2017


An official selection. A thousand thanks to all contributors from German land, Great Britain, Denmark, Switzerland and Japan - as well as to the mark of the European host! To see photos check:




VIP Sabine Grofmeier Hamburg Serenade Chamber Concert - Hamburg, Germany - 28 May 2017




Contest results of clarinet  Friday, May 26, at the Paris Conservatory. It was an exceptional contest by the number of candidates, the variety of programs and especially the level of interpretations




VIP Peter Wright, Solo Clarinetist for 42 years with the Jacksonville (Florida) Symphony, Performs his Retirement Finale, the Weber Concertino Op 26 - 24 May 2017




Northwestern University Clarinet Students with Host and Senior VIP Stephen Cohen and Vanguel Tangarov


Master Class and Recital with VIP and Professor at Texas State University in San Antonio Vanguel Tangarov at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois - Senior VIP Stephen Cohen, Host - 23 May 2017




featuring music by:

Luigi Bassi - Gran Duetto Concertanto from Bellini’s La Sonnambula

Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima, Clarinets Mariko Furukawa, Piano

 Felix Mendelssohn  - Violin Sonata Op. 4 in F (trans. Charles Neidich)

Charles Neidich, Clarinet Mariko Furukawa, Piano

Carl Maria von Weber

Clarinet Quintet in B♭ Major, Op. 34


Virtuosity Concert with VIPs Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima - Tenri Cultural Institute of New York  - 16 May 2017




Richard Hawkins, Clarinet Professor at Oberlin with Dr Eddie Daniels at Commencement


Internationally Renowned Classical and Jazz Great Clarinetist and Senior VIP Eddie Daniels Conferred an Honorary Doctorate at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio - May 2017




VIP Ricardo Morales, Solo Clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra performs Copland Clarinet Concerto and Debussy Rhapsody - Memphis, Tennessee - 13 - 14 May 2017




Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with  Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, clarinet, Richard King, horn - Seligman Performing Arts Center - Beverly Hills, Michigan - May 13, 2017


For this program the Trio is joined by two long-time principals of the Cleveland Orchestra, clarinetist Franklin Cohen and French horn player Richard King


   Brahms wrote only five trios; on this program we hear the middle of his three piano trios paired with his only clarinet and only horn trios


Brahms: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A minor Op 114
Brahms: Trio for Piano, Violin and French horn in E-flat major
Brahms: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.  2 In C major



Faculty Soloists Michael Lowenstern, John Bruce Yeh, Eric Mandat, and Jorge Montilla and VIP Eric Mandat and Michael Lowenstern on New Music and Faculty


Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Clarinet Symposium - Northeast Illinois University - VIPs Rose SperrazzaJohn Bruce Yeh, Directors - Chicago, Illinois - 12 - 13 May 2017




Master Class and Clarinet Choir reading with Performing Organization Chairman and President-Elect of the International Clarinet Association - ICA Mitchell Estrin at New Jersey City College - Joseph D'Auguste, Host - 8 May 2017



Master Classes with Senior VIP David Shifrin, Professor at Yale University and renowned Soloist at the State University of New York at Purchase - VIP Akako Oshima, Host



Franklin Cohen conducts and performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto (transcribed for Clarinet Choir) and with former student Benjamin Chen the Ponchielli Il Covegno


Master Class with intense coaching with selected students


Ovation with the Venner ensemble, Frank Cohen, Benjamin Chen, and Ted Johnson, former Associate Principal and Eb Clarinetist in the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Master Class and Concert with the Venner Clarinet Choir - Akron, Ohio - 1 May 2017



VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer Soloist performing the Weber 1st Clarinet Concerto Op 73, Mariss Jansons, Conductor - European Concert - Cypress - 1 May 2017



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