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Jeffrey Lerner - Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Houston Symphony and Professor at the University of Houston - In Memoriam



Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Renowned composer and Conductor - Minnesota Orchestra's conductor laureate - In Memoriam - 21 February 2017



Gervase de Peyer - World Renowned Clarinet Soloist and Former Solo Clarinetist in the London Symphony - In Memoriam - 4 February 2017



George Silfies, Renowned Solo Clarinetist in the St Louis Symphony and many Orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell and the Metropolitan Opera and as a respected Pedagogue - In Memoriam - 9 January 2017


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BEYOND THE CLARINET, at the State University of New York at Stony Brook with VIP Charles Neidich -  VIP Alan R Kay, Host - 22 February 2017





Director Kathy Mulcahy with Radovan Cavallin at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia as part of this USA Master Class Tour





Radovan Cavallin USA Master Class/Recital Tour  -  11 - 24 February 2017


Principal Clarinet, Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Professor of Clarinet, Academia de Orquestra Filharmonica de Gran Canaria
Artistic Director, Agaete Clarinet Festival
Artistic Director, VIMM Clarinet Festival in Virovitica, Croatia



February 11 - 14: CSU, Northridge (Northridge, CA)

February 15 - 17: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

February 18: Betty Blay Clarinet Studio (Fairfax, VA)

February 19 - 20: George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

February 22 - 23: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)

February 24: University of Maryland, (College Park, MD)





VIP Alcides Rodriguez (Bass Clarinetist in the Atlanta Symphony) Master Class at Columbus State University - Dr Lisa Oberlander, Host - Columbus, Georgia - 20 February 2017



Ohio State University Clarinet Studio with VIP Caroline Hartig



Bowling Green State University with VIP Kevin Schempf



University of Akron Clarinet Studio with VIP Kristina Jones



Ohio University Clarinet Studio with VIP Rebecca Rischin


VIP Jonathan Cohler Master Class Tour at Four Universities in Ohio above pictured with VIP Professors presiding - February 2017


Had a fabulous time touring Ohio performing and teaching at Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Akron, and Ohio University. Thanks to Caroline Hartig, Kevin Schempf, Kristina Jones, and Rebecca Rischin, and all their wonderful students for a great time!





VIP Peter Wright Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Jacksonville (Florida Symphony) and Director Stacey McColley




VIP Bruce Markin (Buffet Clarinet Tech and Tester of all imported instruments) and Publication Posters of Peter Wright and Stacey McColley



Florida Southern College Clarinet Day - Stacey McColley, Director - 12 February 2017 - Lakeland, Florida





VIP's Matt Vance from Buffet Crampon US, Mitchell Estrin, Andre Moisan, and Vanguel Tangarov




Texas State University Clarinet Fiesta - San Marcos, Texas - 11 - 12 February 2017



Two Students in Zelnick Master Class




VIP's Stephanie Zelnick and Director Diane Barger and Ms Zelnick performing



University of Nebraska MidWest ClariFest - VIP Diane Barger, Director, with VIP Stephanie Zelnick - Lincoln, Nebraska - 11 February 2017




Brahms Serenade No 1, Op 11



Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581 with Historical Basset A Clarinet




Ensemble Midtvest bows with VIP Charles Neidich



Vinetertoner Kammermusik Festival - with VIP Charles Neidich, guest artist - Struer, Denmark - 2 - 7 February 2017



The Frost Wind Ensemble clarinet section with Ricardo Morales - Clarinetist and Dr Donaghue after the Jonathan Leshnoff clarinet concerto, "Nekudim" - what an amazing experience! — with Lee Seidner, Raul Jimenez, Alex Morales, Margaret Donaghue Flavin, Ricardo Morales, Jesse Gilday, Leslie Miller, Tomas Ramos, Kevin Gregory, Dominick Metr, Patrick J Prentice and Ben Webster at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall.



Master Classes and Performance of Leshnoff Clarinet Concerto with VIP Ricardo Morales with the Frost Wind Ensemble at The University of Miami - Miami, Florida - 4 - 6 February 2017



VIP Richard Stolzman Soloist with the Alabama Symphony Performing Elie Siegmeister's  Clarinet Concerto



Participant Clarinet Choir rehearsal with Director Denise Gainey 



University of Alabama (UAB) 15th Clarinet Symposium with VIP's Richard Stoltzman and Daniel Gilbert - Dr Denise Gainey, Director - Birmingham, Alabama - 4 - 5 February 2017



VIP Anthony McGill, Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic, featured on the Orchestra's February Cover of their Musicians - 3 February 2017




VIP Pascual Martinez-Forteza (2nd Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) gives Master Classes for Orchestral Students at the Shanghai Conservatory, China - 21 January 2017




Penn State University Master Classes and Chamber Concert including VIP Anthony McGill of the New York Philharmonic - State College, Pennsylvania - VIP Anthony Costa, Host - 23 January 2017



Left to right: Ethan Bensdorf, Andrew Mazanko, R. Allen Spanjer, Chea Young "Joyce" Kang, Roger Nye and Kuan Cheng Lu.


§  Andrew Mazanko, clarinet, Russian Federation

§  Clarinet Concert No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73 - Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

§  Chea Young "Joyce" Kang, soprano, South Korea

§  “Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere de Siviglia - Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

§  Ailun Zheng, piano, Shanghai

§  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)


2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Winners - Interlochen,  Michigan - 17 January 2017




Senior VIP and Renowned Clarinet Classical and Jazz Performer and Composer Paquita 'D Rivera bestowed Richard Bogomolny National Service Award for his inspiration and educating generations of musicians, with the Chamber Music America - 15 January 2017




Anniversary performance of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time (first premiered Jan. 15, 1941). - Ms Warren  joined by colleagues Ben Sung, violin, Jihye Chang Sung, piano, and Greg Sauer, cello, all from Florida State University - Michigan State University - 15 January 2017




Penn State University Clarinet Day - Dr Anthony Costa, Director, with Prestige Clarinet Quartet - University Park, Pennsylvania - 14 January 2017



VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill performs World Premiere of Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra: From the Mountaintop by Richard Danielpour (Commemerating Martin Luther King) with the Gateway Festival Rochester Orchestra




Historic Grand Opening of the ElbPhilarmonie in Hamburg, Germany with the NDR Philharmoniker with Special diverse concert program with top German Dignataries - 11 January 2017




Norddeutsche Klarinettentage - Bremen, Germany - 5 - 8 January 2017




Clarinet Ensemble on premiere piece, and Richard Nunemaker and composer Joe LoCascio


Effortless Oboe and Clarinet Recital with World Premiere of composer Joe Locastrio - Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker, Director - University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas - 7 January 2017




VIP Anthony McGill Soloist performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Jacksonville Symphony

 Courtney Lewis, Conductor - Jacksonville, Florida - 6 - 7 January 2017




Michael Wayne and principal clarinetist William R. Hudgins perform Krommer's Concerto No. 2 in E-flat for two clarinets and orchestra, Op. 91, along with colleagues performing a Concerto Concert with The Boston Symphony, Ken-David Masur, conductor - 5 - 7 January 2017

Cynthia Meyers, piccolo
William R. Hudgins, clarinet        
Michael Wayne, clarinet
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet    
Toby Oft, trombone    
James Sommerville, horn
Michael Winter, horn
Rachel Childers, horn   
Jason Snider, horn

VIVALDI - Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 443
KROMMER - Concerto No. 2 for two clarinets and Orchestra, Op. 91
JOLIVET - Concertino for trumpet, piano and strings
ROTA - Trombone Concerto
SCHUMANN - ConcertPiece for four horns and Orchestra




Clarinetissimo Festival - Brugges, Belgium - 4 - 7 January 2017





Performance of Max Reger Clarinet Quintet with the Leipziger String Quartet in Nurenburg Germany, and meet with Pianist Herr Bogard and Mike Getzin in Baden Baden, Germany, and

Performing Organization Chairman and Incoming President of the International Clarinet Association Mitchell Estrin, Karl Leister and Mike Getzin, and Mozart Trio Performance with VIP's Luigi and Laura Magistrelli


Senior VIP and Renowned Solo Klarinettist Karl Leister, Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker under Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, marks his 60th Year as Professional Klarinettist with a remarkable career including Solo and Chamber Music appearances worldwide and over 100 recordings - 1 January 2017




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2017 Headline Galleries


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