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WKA Appreciations and Advertising Initiatives


Hot News Pages  -  Organized by Year with Each Month of that Year Listed on the Yearly Page


WKA Newsletter Pages - Organized by Year with each Month Listed


International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018





Check the Monthly WKA Newsletters- September 2018

Check the current Hot News Page - September 2018


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Alert of interest to all Clarinetists: Legend Senior VIP Stanley Drucker of the New York Philharmonic will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning (9 am EST) after Labor Day (date to be announced) 2018 on the occasion of coverage of Leonard Bernstein's 100th anniversary of his birth



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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



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




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



Clarinet Legend Guy DePlus, past Solo Clarinetist in the Paris Opera, Professor at the Paris Supereore Conservatory and renowned Recording Artist for several decades and major figure  in supporting the Clarinet field worldwide, marks his 94th Birthday - 29 August 2018




8th European Clarinet Festival - VIPs Gabor Varga, Stephan Vermeersch, Directors - Gyor, Hungary - 28 - 31 August 2018




22 - 27 August 2018  -  Master Classes with VIPs Andrew Marriner (London Symphony) and Pascual Martinez-Forteza (New York Philharmonic) at the Mallorca Music Festival, Spain




Interview and Mozart Performance


VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 (on Bassett A Clarinet) with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor, at the Royal Albert Hall London, United Kingdom - 19 August 2018




Gonjiam Woodwind Festival - with VIP Wenzel Maria Fuchs - 8 - 10 August 2018 - Gonjiam, Korea




Music Seminar in Kitokaruizowa, Japan - VIPs Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors

30 July - 10 August 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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