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International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018





Check the Monthly WKA Newsletters- October 2018

Check the current Hot News Page - October 2018



Daniel Leeson - Performer, Mozart Scholar and Computer Pioneer - In Memoriam - 4 October 2018



Paul Apelian - Solo clarinet of the Montpellier Orchestra - France - In Memoriam - 2 October 2018


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VIP Philippe Cuper (Solo Clarinetist in the Paris Opera Orchestra and Renowned International Soloist - Recital and Master Class at the Buffet Crampon New York Showroom - 11 October 2018





Chicago Pro Musica Concert with VIP John Bruce Yeh (Associate Principal Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony)- Lockport, Illinois - 7 October 2018






Composer Arthur Gottschalk explaining the 'Hacksaw' work and together with Soloist Nunemaker and Conductor Holcomb







Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker (BS 64) Performs World Premiere of Arthur Gottschalk 'Hacksaw' for Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble - Paula Holcomb, Conductor - Fredonia, New York - 6 October 2018







11th Klarinette Symposium with the Deutsche Klarinetten Gesellschaft - Dusseldorf, Germany - 5 - 7 Oktober 2018






Mozart Clarinet Concerto (arranged for Wind Octet by Marie Ross) rehearsal with Frank Cohen and the Fidelio Ensemble


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen and the Fidelio Wind Octet Concert, concluding a Tour with the University of Aukland with Host VIP Marie Ross - Aukland, New Zealand - 4 October 2018







Thailand International Clarinet Academy - Bangkok, Thailand - 1 - 6 October 2018






Yamaha Artists Clarinet Day - Paris, France - 1 October 2018







University of Auckland (New Zealand) Clarinet Weekend - VIP Marie Ross, Director, featuring Senior VIP Franklin Cohen - Auckland, New Zealand - 29 September - 1 October 2018




WA Concert Series 1st Concert Celebrating American Composers John Harbison and Joan Tower - VIPs Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors - 29 September 2018 - New York City





ClariMania 2018 - VIP Jan Jakub Bokun, Director - Wroklaw, Poland - 27 - 29 September 2018




2nd International Festival de Clarinette - Monterrey, Mexico - 23 - 28 September 2018




CBS Sunday Morning Broadcast on Bernstein


 Legend Senior VIP Stanley Drucker of the New York Philharmonic  and Jamie Bernstein featured on CBS Sunday Morning on the occasion of coverage of Leonard Bernstein's 100th anniversary of his birth - 23 September 2018

Long awaited release of Senior VIP Stanley Drucker, legendary Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic for 61 years, written and compiled by Mitchell Estrin, longtime student and Orchestral Associate and Professor at the University of Florida and President of the International Clarinet Association - ICA


Tribute to Stanley Drucker at his last Performance before Retirement in 2009


ABC Drucker Tribute



VIP Shirley Brill, Renowned Soloist and Chamber Artist, appointed as Clarinet Professor at the Hochschule fur Musik Saar in Saarbrücken, Germany




CASS Single Reed Day - Nottingham, United Kingdom - 23 September 2018




Austin Peay University Clarinet Day with VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Boris Allakhverdyan - Clarksville, Tennessee - 23 September 2018




Memorial Concert Honoring VIP and Music Dean Dr Randall Paul at Wright State University - Dayton, Ohio - 22 September 2018




VIP Alexander Fiterstein Performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Op 57 with Peabody Institute Symphony Orchestra - Baltimore, Maryland - 21 September 2018




VIP Shirley Brill Performs Francaix Clarinet Concerto with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra/Zoi Tsokanou - 21 September 2018




Bence Szepesi, noted Hungarian Clarinetist in Recital at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall - New York City - 19 September 2018




Karel Dohnel performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Essener Philharmoniker - Krakau, Poland - 18 September 2018




University of Colorado Clarinet Day  -   Dr Daniel Silver, Director    Boulder, Colorado - 16 September 2018



VIP Nicola Jeurgensen, Solo Klarinettist in the WDR Radio Sinfonie Orchester Koln, retires after 17 years and becomes Professor at the Folkwang Academy of Music in Essen, Germany




1st Prize: Alessandro Beverari, Italie
2nde Prize : Yoonjin Jung, Corée
3rd Prize: Tiago Bento, Portugal
Best Yokosuka audience Prize and Hamanaka Prize: Alessandro Beverari


1st and Semi-Final winners and judges


4th Edition of the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition 26 August to 2 September in the city of Yokosuka in Japan - Final Competition takes place Rouen-France from the 17th of October until the 24th of October 2019




VIP Karel Dohnal Performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with Essener Philharmoniker and conductor Friedrich Haider at Zollverein in Essen, Germany - 1 September 2018



VIP Klarinette Section Walter Seyfarth, Alexander Bader, Karl Leister, Wenzel Fuchs, and Andreas Ottensamer

Two Video playbacks including Interview and Digital Concert Hall Trailer of Concert:


 Berliner Philharmoniker Mozart Concerto Interview

Berliner Philharmoniker Mozart Concerto Preview

Mozart Concerto 2nd movement

Berliner Philharmoniker anniversary colleagues including Wenzel Fuchs, Stefan Dohr, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet  all starting on 1 September


VIP Wenzel Maria Fuchs marks 25th Year as Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker, successor to Senior VIP Karl Leister - 1 September 2018




  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.


2018 Headline Galleries


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