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        January 2009 Hot News

Effortless Clarinet Ensemble Concert with World Premiere performed 4 January at St Thomas University in Houston, Texas

Anthony McGill, Solo Clarinetist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, performs premiere a new Chamber work along with Gabriela Montero, Pianist, Yo Yo Ma, Cellist, Iztek Perlman, Violinist,  written by John Williams for the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama 20 January 2009

Ocala Symphony Orchestra 18th Annual Young Artist Competition held 24 January 2009 with winners Violinist David Song, Conductor Dr James Plondke, and Jennifer Suzanne MaClay, Freshman at the University of Florida

Performance of  Pietro Bottesini, Adagio and Variations for flute , C clarinet and strings with Valle Camonica Orchestra in Milano, Italy, with Luigi Magistrelli, C Clarinet and Elena Cecconi Flute Soloists, Silvio Maggioni, conductor, performed January 25 2009                              

Clarinetist Michael Norsworthy Featured in Japan-USA Musical Perspectives Concerts with Four World Premieres in New York  on January 31 and upcoming in Boston on February 7,  2009‏                                      



      February 2009 Hot News


University of Portland (Oregon) Clarinet Symposium -   4 February 2009  -  Igor Shakhman, Director

2nd Towson State University Maryland Clarinet Seminar - Dr Marguerite Levin, Director, held 8 February 2009

Katy Ayling, winner of the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize 2009 - Royal Academy of Music, London held 13 February 2009

Fang Man: Resurrection - Clarinet Concerto (World Premiere, ACO/Underwood Commission) performed by Soloist Derek Bermel and the American Composers Orchestra at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York 20 February, 2009

University of Kansas Clarinet Master Classes with Frank Kowalsky from Florida State University - Stephanie Zelnick, Director, held 26 February, 2009

Iowa State University Big 12 Clarinet Day  - Gregory Oakes, Director, with Guest Artists Dr David Etheridge (University of Oklahoma) and Richard MacDowell (University of Texas in Austin)  28 February, 2009


      March 2009 Hot News

3rd Northeast Texas A & M University Clarinet Day -  7 March 2009 - Mary Druhan, Director

Center for the Performing Arts, Illinois State University, David Gresham, Director - 21 March 2009
Master class and a recital presented by Charles C. Neidich, Clarinetist - Faculty, Juilliard School, International Soloist, Judge at Geneva and upcoming Beijing Clarinet Competition

Midwest ClariFest - University of Nebraska -  27 March 2009 - Diane Barger, Director

Troy State University Clarinet Day - 28 March 2009 - Timothy Phillips, Director


     April 2009 Hot News

Larry Combs Reunion Tour and Master Classes with West Virginia Symphony - 2 - 5 April - Grant Cooper, Music Director

Clarinet Cornucopia - DeKalb University - 4 April 2009 - Dr Gregory Barrett, Director

RAASAY SOLO BASS CLARINET COURSE - The Isle of Raasay, Scotland, UK became home to a Solo Bass Clarinet course from 31st March – 4th April 2009, Sarah Watts, Director

Ocala Symphony Orchestra 18th Annual Young Artist Competition held 24 January 2009  - Conductor Dr James Plondke, and Jennifer Suzanne MacClay, Freshman at the University of Florida with Winner's Performance 4 - 5 April performing Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 74

“Fabio Mensi” International Clarinet Competition in Breno (Italy) held April  7-8 -9  2009

University of Akron Clarinet Day - Kris Belisle, Director - 18 April, 2009

Ohio University Clarinet Gala - Dr Rebecca Rischen, Director - 19 April, 2009

Concert which took place at SALA PUCCINI, Milan Conservatory  April 22 2009 for the anniversary (200 years) of the foundation of the Milano Conservatory

Clarimania 2009 Festival in Wrocklaw, Poland at the Karola Lipinskiego Academy of Music 23 - 25 April 2009 with Alessandro Carbonare and other major Players, including Guy Dangain from Paris, Nicolas Fargeix, and  Directed by Jan Jakub Bokun

Master classes of SHARON KAM , held at the Milano Conservatory, April 28 - 30 2009 - Luigi Magistrelli, Director


   May 2009 Hot News

World Premieres of Long Island Composers with them present with the American Chamber Ensemble, Naomi Drucker and Blanche Abrams, Directors, performed at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church in New York 3 May, 2009

Beijing International Clarinet Competition - China, held through 7 May, 2009


 June 2009 Hot News

Final Concerto Performance of Stanley Drucker with the New York Philharmonic June 4, 5, 6, and 9 June 2009 performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto with Loren Maazel conducting

Buffet Crampon New York City Grand Opening and Festivities held 5 June 2009

4th Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition -  Odense, Holland  -  30 May - 8 June 2009
'To Blow is to Play'  6th Annual Concert with Richard Nunemaker Clarinet Studio held 14 June 2009 at the University of St Thomas in Houston, Texas

Clarinetopia - SUNY Stony Brook - 18 - 21 June 2009 - Directors Michael Webster, Alan Kay, Stephen Williamson

Oklahoma University  34th Clarinet Symposium - 25 - 27 June 2009 - Dr David Etheridge, Director


  July 2009 Hot News

The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) 6th Alumni Concert and Reunion Weekend, held at Fort Myer near Washington, DC 17 July 2009

Ted Lane, Solo Clarinetist in the American Sinfonietta and WKA Artist VIP named as Solo Clarinetist in the Equador Symphony effective July 2009

Buffet Crampon Clarinet Academy in Altea (Alicante) Spain - 20 - 24 July 2009


  August 2009 Hot News

3rd Buffet-Crampon Clarinet Academy held at the University of Northern Florida in Jacksonville, Florida 3 - 8 August, 2009 -  Francois Kloc, Mitchell Estrin, Matt Vance, Mary Marshall, and Bruce Silva, Directors

Clarinet Fest 2009 - Porto, Portugal, in collaboration with The International Clarinet Association (ICA) - held 10 - 14 August

Clarinet &  Klezmer in the Galilee  Music Festival in Safed, Israel  with Giora Feidman (King of Klezmer) -  18 - 25 August 2009

1st International Clarinet Competition Freiburg i. br  (Germany) - 24. - 28. August 2009


September 2009 Hot News

First performance in modern times of the TERZETTO for flute, oboe ,clarinet and orchestra of the Italian composer of the second half of 19th century Polibio Fumagalli .Flute:  Flavio Alziatioboe : Luca Avanziclarinet :  Luigi Magistrelli

"Great Romantic Orchestra",  with no conductor, Concertmeister Enrico Groppo
Big Hall of the Milan Conservatory  - September 25, 2009

Iowa State University Clarinet Day, Gregory Oakes, Director, 19 September 2009 


October 2009 Hot News

Michigan State University Clarinet Spectacular  with Stanley Drucker - 10 October 2009

USAF Band of Liberty Clarinet Day with Robert Spring (Professor at Arizona State University) held at Hanscom Air Force Base

Boston Conservatory 3rd Clarinet Day -  18 October 2009 -  Michael Norsworthy, Director

American Chamber Ensemble Concertante of Clarinets Concert 18 October 2009 in Riverhead, Long Island New York, with Stanley Drucker, Naomi Drucker Director

5th Saverio Mercadante International Clarinete Competition held 15 - 21 October 2009 in Bari, Italy,  Antonio Tinelli,  Artistic Director -  Karl Leister, Jury President

Concert was sponsored by The Foundation for Modern Music and was a tribute to Richard Nunemaker's career as an advocate for new music and his history as a commissioning performer/recording artist. Three of the works on the concert were commissioned by or for Mr Nunemaker. Performance held at Rice University in Houston, Texas


November 2009 Hot News

Members of the New York Philharmonic Winds Chamber Concert at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania 1 November 2009

5th Vandoren/Buffet Clarinet Ensemble Festival - Mitchell Estrin, Artistic Director, held 7-8 October 2009 in conjunction with The United States Air Force Band at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC

Master Class and Performance Residency with Richard Nunemaker (Houston Symphony Bass Clarinetist Emeritus) at Texas Tech University 8 - 11 November 2009

Master Classes with Italian Virtuoso Sergio Bosi (“Il clarinetto all’italiana”) at the Vienna University of Music  held 9 - 11 November 2009

Master Class Day and Concert with Caroline Hartig (Professor at Michigan State University) at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Jersey;  Maureen Hurd, Host and Director held 14 November 2009

Larry Combs, Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Chicago Symphony, Honorably inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in Charleston, West Virginia 21 November 2009

Rutgers University Woodwind Day - 22 November 2009 - Dr Maureen Hurd, Director

Master class by Eva Wasserman – Margolis, held in Domžale, Slovenia - 27 - 29 November 2009


December 2009 Hot News

Special Celebration Concert honoring the 90th Birthday of Legend Clarinetist and Teacher Kalmen Opperman  held 1 December, 2009 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York

Spanish National Clarinet Congress  - held in Madrid, Spain  5 - 7 December 2009

Selmer Clarinet Day at Steinway Hall in New York - 8 December 2009

Master Classes with Antonio Fraioli  and Concertino im Stile Jazz for Klarinette and String Orchestra, Soloist Ulrich Mehlhart (Solo Klarinettist in Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) -  9 - 11 December 2009 in Eisenstadt, Austria and Bad Nauheim, Germany

Vandoren Holiday Celebration in New York - 14 December 2009



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