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Centennial Festivities and Proclamation from New York City Mayor DiBasio declaring this day as Manhattan School of Music Day in New York



Manhattan School of Music Celebrates its 100 Year Anniversary at Carnegie Hall with Gala Concert - New York City - 17 April 2019





Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival - VIP Radovan Cavallin, and Kristin Dizon, Directors - with VIP Ricardo Morales - Canary Islands, Spain - 14 - 18 April 2019





Music from the Heart from the Musicians of the Chicago Symphony (On Strike for over 6 weeks)

Chicago, Illinois - 15 April 2019


Video of concert and explanation of the Strike action by VIP John Bruce Yeh






VIPs  Laura Grantier (US Navy Band) and Julia Heinen (California State University Northridge) Master Classes





University of Maryland Clarinet Day and Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director

College Park, Maryland - 14 April 2019







University of Oregon Clarinet Symposium and Competition - VIP Wonkak Kim, Director - Portland, Oregon - 12 - 13 April 2019






VIPs Luigi and Laura Magistrelli and Friends perform Chamber Concert in a private club of Milan (Italy) founded in 1783, called Societa' del Giardino ( Garden Society) played in the Golden hall performing Mozart and Opera - 11 April 2019


Long Island University (LIU) Clarinet Fest - Levana Cohen, Director - Brookville, New York - 6 April 2019





Southeastern Louisiana Single Reed Day - Dr Victor Dresher, Director, with Senior VIP Steve Cohen (Northwestern University) - 6 April 2019




VIP Simon Reitmaier Master Class - Kulmbach, Germany - 6 April 2019



Renowned Clarinetist and Clarinet Maker from Argentina Luis Rossi appointed to the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University at Bloomington - 5 April 2019




VIP and Solo Clarinetist Stephen Williamson performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Striking Musicians of the Chicago Symphony at the Teachers Union at the Benito Juarez Academy - 1 April 2019


Video of the Concert with Steve Williamson playing the Mozart Concerto performed 26 March





Blaz Sparovec ,1st prize and has been awarded the Junior Jury Prize and the Odense Symphony Prize
Aron Chiesa ,2nd prize
Víctor Díaz ,3rd prize
Ann Lepage has been awarded the Prize for Best Interpretation of the new composition by Tobias Broström

Prize Ceremony announcing the Prizewinners and Nielsen Competition Clarinet Jury


Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition  - Odense, Denmark - 21 - 31 March 2019

WA Concert Series - Golden Triangle with Senior VIPs Charles Neidich, Oshima Ayako and the Parker String Quartet - Tenri Arts Center - 30 March 2019

Troy University Clarinet Day - VIP Timothy Phillips, Director - Troy, Alabama - 30 March 2019




Senior VIP Karl Leister, Solo Klarinette Emeritus in the Berliner Philharmoniker  performs Chamber Concert with Flute and Piano with VIP Luigi Magistrelli - Bergamo, Italy - 30 March 2019




Truman University Clarinet Master Class Day with VIP Jorge Montilla - Dr Jesse Krebs, Host - Kirksville, Missouri - 29 March 2019




VIP Wonkak Kim gives Master Classes covering New Music and Performance Techniques at Yale University, Senior VIP David Shifrin, Host, and at Princeton University - New Haven, Connecticut and Princeton, New Jersey  - 26 and 28 March 2019



VIP Wonkak Kim Master Class at the Buffet-Crampon New York Showroom - 25 March 2019




Cleveland Institute Faculty Chamber Recital with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen and Colleagues - Cleveland, Ohio  - 24 March 2019




  • FAURÉ   Trio in D minor, Op. 120
  • BARTÓK   Contrasts, Sz. 111
  • BRAHMS   Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Performed by

  • Franklin Cohen, clarinet
  • Ilya Kaler, violin
  • Oliver Herbert, cello, guest artist
  • Daniel Shapiro, piano



Joseph Eller and Thomas Russell Perform Clarinet and Organ Concert and Mr Eller conducts Master Class -  VIP Timothy Phillips, Host - Troy, Alabama - 19 March 2019



Anna Paulova Chamber Concerts with Harp - Reduta, Olomouc and Castel in Konice, Czech Republic - 18 - 19 March 2019




VIP Sharon Kam performs Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74 with the Staatsoper Orchester Hannover - Germany - 17 - 18 March 2019



Sean Osborne Recital and Master Class with Shawn Copeland and Director Denise Gainey and Bass Clarinet Master Class with Mr Warren


University of Alabama at Birmingham Clarinet Symposium - Dr Denise Gainey, Director - with Guest Artists Sean Osborn and Shawn Copeland - Birmingham, Alabama - 16 - 17 March 2019




Bremen Concert Performance with on March 9, 2019 with Wenzel Fuchs, Bogdan Bikicki, Clarinet, and Nataša Srdić Jahn, Piano




VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker   Wenzel Fuchs -  Concert and Master Class - Bremen, Germany - 8 - 9 and 12 March 2019




Pierre Genisson Soloist with the Sichuan Symphony - Darrell Ang, Conductor, performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante K297b - Sichuan, China - 10 March 2019




Brandon University Clarinet Festival with Jose Franch-Ballester - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada - 9 - 10 March 2019




ChamberFest Cleveland Chamber Concert Series - Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Director with the Callisto String Quartet performing Haydn, Ligeti, and Mozart Clarinet Quintet - 8 March 2019


VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Faculty at the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music Alan R Kay performs Mozart Clarinet Quintet K581 with the Callodor String Quartet at the University of Delaware - Newark, Delaware - 8 March 2019



Reeds Course with Hanstoni Kaufmann - how to make and to correct the Clarinet´s Reeds at the Universität Mozarteum - VIP Wenzel Fuchs, Host

Salzburg, Austria - 4 - 5 March 2019




VIP Alan R Kay - Faculty at the Juilliard School and Solo Clarinetist in the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra gives Master Class with Colleagues - Montclair Clarinet Festival - Montclair, New Jersey - 3 March 2019




Master Class and Recital with John Cipolla at Truman State University - Dr Jesse Krebs, Host - Kirksville, Missouri 3 March 2019




VIP Ricardo Morales - Solo Clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra - Master Class and Recital at Rowen University - Dr Rie Suzuki, Host - New Jersey - 2 March 2019





Morehead State University Clarinet Day with VIP Tony Costa (Penn State University) - Dr Lori Baruth, Director Morehead, Kentucky - 2 March 2019




Texas A & M University Clarinet Colloquium - VIP Mary Alice Druhan, Director - Commerce, Texas - 2 March 2019




Lamar University Clarinet Day - Beaumont, Texas - 1 March 2019



WA 'Music for Food' Benefit Concert - Senior VIP Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors - New York City -1 March 2019




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 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.


2019 Headline Galleries


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