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Sir Neville Marriner, Renowned Conductor and Music Director of the Orchestra of St Martin in the Fields (London) and Founding President of the World Clarinet Alliance - WKA in Stuttgart Germany in  1988 - In Memoriam 2 October 2016









17 October 2016 London, United Kingdom For the first time in history two principal clarinettists VIP Franklin Cohen (former principal clarinet of Cleveland Orchestra) and Chris Richards (Principal clarinet of London Symphony Orchestra) join forces alongside brilliant Kazakh pianist Dina Duisen,  and 18 October 2016  Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Master Class at the Royal Academy of Music









VIP Ricardo Morales, Captain Kenneth Collins, Navy Band Commander, and Composer Jonathan Leshnoff, who wrote his Clarinet Concerto for Ricardo Morales that was premiered with the Philadelphia Orchestra and here transcribed for Band which is performing the work.



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Clarinet Day Director VIP Laura Grantier, Ricardo Morales, Eugene Mondie, and Elizabeth Hill (Pianist)



The US Navy Band Clarinet Day  with VIP Ricardo Morales, Eugene Mondie - VIP Laura Grantier, Director  - Washington, DC - 15 - 16 October 2016



VIP Timothy Phillips (Troy University) and Joshua Meitz in Concert




Wyoming  Clarinet Day - Joshua Meitz, Director, with VIP Timothy Phillips - Casper, Wyoming - 15 October 2016









12th Mercadante International Clarinet Competition,   VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director, VIP Shirley Brill, President of the Jury - 13 - 16 October 2016




VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Solo Clarinetist in the Brussels Philharmonic and Professor at the Ghent, Belgium Conservatory, Soloist in Premiere of Clarinet Concerto by Jan Van der Roost with Lviv Philharmonic (Ukraine) - 11 October 2016




Master Classes with VIP's Julia Heinen, Guy Yehuda




Master Classes with VIP's Jonathan Gunn and Minghze  Wang



Michigan State University Clarinet Extravaganza - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan 

9 October 2016






Amicitia Duo  Concert and Master Class at Texas A & M University - VIP Mary Alice Druhan, Host with VIP's Diane Barger and Denise Gainey - Commerce, Texas - 2 October 2016





Deutsche Klarinetten Gesellschaft Klarinette Symposium - Mainz, Germany - 30 September - 2 October 2016






Kumamoto (Japan) Earthquake disaster victims support recovery Charity Concert with VIP Wenzel Fuchs (Berliner Philharmoniker)  and Performance Colleagues - 20 September 2016




Senior VIP Franklin Cohen in Chamber Concert with Fort Worth Chamber Music Society - Fort Worth, Texas  17 September 2016

"THE MANY FACES OF ROMANTICISM BRUCH, Four Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83 ​ HINDEMITH, Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano ​ MOZART, Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581




Potsdam (State University of New York) Clarinet Summit  - VIP's Julianne Kirk-Doyle and Raphael Sanders, Directors - 16 - 17 September 2016




Montana - Idaho Clarinet Festival with VIP Eric Mandat - Dr Shawn Copeland, Director - 9 - 10 September 2016





VIP Andreas Ottensamer, Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker, performs in New York at the New York Park Armory - 8 September 2016




Historical Clarinet Workshop (Kammermusik Workshops) Given by VIP Marie Ross at Oxford University - United Kingdom - 27 August - 3 September 2016


VIP Gregory Raden (Solo Clarinetist in Dallas, Texas Symphony) Master Class at University of Iowa - VIP Jorge Montilla, Director - Iowa City, Iowa  2 September 2016




  The latest 2 months events of interest are posted above to Headline

 them. All previous events are posted in the Headline Galleries so everyone can see and be informed. Click below to check these important archives with photo galleries that have appeared on this page.


2016 Headline Galleries


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