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Welcome to the Hot News Pages 2010

January 2010 Hot News

Effortless Ensemble Concert - Richard Nunemaker Clarinet Studio Director - University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas - 10 January 2010

Clarinet Historical 'Journey' Recital played on Historic copied Clarinets from Bach to Modern times Performed and Lectured by Charles Neidich at the Juilliard School 15 January 2010

Wright State University (Ohio) Clarinet Symposium - Dr Randall Paul, Director - 16 January 2010

Performance of IL CONVEGNO by Amilcare Ponchielli for 2 clarinets and Wind Band - Performed 23 January 2010
Soloists: Valeria Serangeli (principal clarinet of the Orchestra del Teatro "C.Felice" in Genova) and Antonio Fraioli (Professor of Music for Wind Ensemble at Conservatorio "G.Martucci" in Salerno and member of the Stark Quartet).
Orchestra di Fiati "G.Rossini" di Latina - Raffaele Gaizo, conductor

Clarinet Cornucopia -  Northern Illinois University at  DeKalb - Dr Gregory Barrett, Director - 23 January 2010

“Rino Viani” International Clarinet Competition 2010 - Carpi, Italy - 23 -24 January 2010

Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts Concert with their Student Selected Concert Band and Wind Symphony featuring Stanley Drucker as Guest Soloist, Conducted by Directors James Dragovich and Joel Levy held in the Tilles Performing Arts Center at CW Post College at Long Island University 31 January 2010


February 2010 Hot News

Master Classes and Performance with Fred Ormand (Professor Emeritus from University of Michigan) at Milano Conservatory in Italy 4 - 5 February 2010

US Premiere of Magnus Lindberg Clarinet Concerto with Kari Kriikku - Soloist with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall 13 February 2010

Alan R Kay Soloist in Performance of Busoni Clarinet Concerto with Riverside Symphony (New York) at Alice Tully Hall 13 February 2010

Ted Lane, principal clarinetist of the National Symphony of Ecuador in Quito visited the Cuanca Symphony in Ecuador and gave a series of Master Classes and lessons to members of the Cuanca Symphony 16 - 18 February, 2010

Performance of Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op 115 with Stanley Drucker with the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society 19 February 2010

Texas Clarinet Colloquium, Dr Mary Alice Druhan, Director, held 25 - 27 February at Texas A & M University, Commerce, Texas


March 2010 Hot News

Clarinet Conference 2010 - Bowling Green State University, Ohio, Kevin Schempf, Director, with Guest Faculty and Major Clarinetist and Pedagogue Yehuda Gilad from University of Southern California

Drucker Master Class and Recital at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia - Dr Charles West, Professor and Host held 26 March 2010

Troy University  (Alabama) 3rd Annual Clarinet Day with Guest Artists Dr David Etheridge (University of Oklahoma), Gene Ramsbottom, Wojtek Komstra, and the Proha Clarinet Quartet - Dr Timothy Phillips and Dr Katrina Phillips, Directors held 26 - 27 March 2008

American Chamber Ensemble in Concert at Steinway Gallery in Huntington, Long Island with Stanley Drucker as Guest Artist held 27 March 2010

Drucker Recital and Seminar at New Jersey City University 28 March 2010 with Woodwind Director and Host Edward Jaffe


April 2010 Hot News

Maryland Clarinet Seminar - Dr Marguerite Levin, Director held at Towson University 10 April 2010

University of Nebraska - 14th Annual Midwest ClariFest - Dr Diane Barger, Director

Ohio University Clarinet Gala with Artist Faculty Ivano Rondoni, Renowned Italian Clarinet Soloist, and Dr Caroline Hartig (Michigan State University) held 18 April 2010 - Dr Rebecca Rischin, Director

On April 23, 2010, in Belgrade, Serbia, distinguished Serbian clarinetist Milenko Stefanovic - an international soloist, long-time Solo Clarinetist of  the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor of Clarinet at the University of Arts in Belgrade and University of Pristina, Serbia – was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award

Concours Debussy International Clarinet Competition - 20 - 25 April 2010 held in Paris, France


May 2010 Hot News

Stanley Drucker, New York Philharmonic Solo Clarinetist Emeritus, Conferred with Honorary Doctorate in Music from the University of Florida in Gainesville presented at two Commencements, one from the School for the Arts, and at the University Graduate School Commencement on 1 May 2010

 Stanley Hasty 90th Birthday Celebration held in his honor by Former Students and the Eastman School of Music held 7 May 2010 in Rochester, New York

Karl Leister giving Master classes in Milano Italy at the Conservatory and performing the Weber Concertino Op 26 with the ADAMI CLARINET CHOIR conducted by Alberto Serrapiglio 13-14-15- May 2010 - Professor Luigi Magistrelli, Director

World Premiere of Chamber Orchestra version of Osvaldo Golijov 'The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind' performed by Franklin Cohen and the Cleveland Orchestra at Severence Hall and conducted by Tito Munoz 13 and 15 May 2010

Jon Manasse on tour Performing Premiere of Lowell Liebermann Clarinet Concerto in Chico, California and Roanoke, Virginia USA

2nd Annual Music and Medicine Symposium and Stanley Drucker Residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Dr Randall Paul, Director  held 25 - 27 May 2010


June 2010 Hot News

V INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for the performance of the Mozart's concertos for FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN and Orchestra, Clarinet winner Weixiong Wang, competition held 25 May - 5 June, 2010 in Rovereto (TN - Italy)

Clarinetopia at the State University of New York at Stony Brook held 12 - 15 June 2010, Michael Webster and Alan Kay, Directors, with Stanley Drucker (New York Philharmonic Emeritus), and Laura Flax (Solo Clarinetist in New York City Opera Orchestra)


University of Oklahoma 35th Clarinet Symposium - 17 - 19 June 2010 - David Etheridge, Director

Chamber Music Northwest Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season with Director and Acclaimed Clarinetist David Shifrin Celebrating his 30th Year as Music Director with Summer season starting 21 June 2010


July 2010 Hot News

The United States Military Academy Band from West Point and the New York Philharmonic perform together at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the July 4th weekend, Bramwell Tovey, and Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Holtan, Conductors

Solo Klarinettist Wenzel Fuchs of the Berlin Philharmoniker and Solo Clarinetist Franklin Cohen of the Cleveland Orchestra perform Debussy Premiere Rhapsody with their Orchestras 9 July and 10 July 2010

The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) Band Alumni Weekend held at Fort Myer, Virginia with major Performance held 15 - 17 July, 2010 - Colonel Thomas Rotundi, Jr, Leader and Commander

David Etheridge - Professor of Clarinet at the University of Oklahoma and Founding Director of the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium for 35 years - In Memoriam - 21 July 2010

ClarinetFest 2010 at University of Texas at Austin 21 - 25 July,  Nathan Williams and Richard MacDowell, Directors, in collaboration with the International Clarinet Association - (ICA)


August 2010 Hot News

Buffet-Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy held at University of North Florida, Francois Kloc, Mitchell Estrin, Matt Vance, and Mary Marshall, Directors 2 - 7 August 2010

Clarinet and Klezmer in the Gallilee - Safed, Israel -  2 - 9 August 2010  -  Giora Feidman, Artistic Director

September 2010 Hot News

Diane Barger, Lincoln's Symphony principal clarinetist, and Professor of Clarinet at the University of Nebraska, performs  Scott McAllister's "X Concerto" with the orchestra 17 September 2010

Stanley Drucker Performances in September countrywide in USA


October 2010 Hot News

United States Marine Band (The President's Own) on Nationwide Autumn Tour with Major Concert in Beckley, West Virginia 2 October 2010

Midwest 15th ClariFest - University of Nebraska - with Guest Artists Dr Denise Gainey - University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Peter Wright, Solo Clarinetist in Jacksonville, Florida Symphony - Dr Diane Barger, Director, 4 October 2010

Michigan State University Seventh Clarinet Spectacular, Dr Caroline Hartig and Dr Justin O'Dell, Directors - 9 - 10  October 2010

Clarinetissimo at University of Washington, Sean Osborne, Director 16 - 17 October 2010

Boston Conservatory 4th Clarinet Day - Michael Norsworthy, Director, with Guest Artists Richard Stoltzman (Renowned Soloist and Chamber Artist, Shirley Brill (International Artist and recent Geneva Competition Winner), Stephen Williamson (Solo Clarinetist in Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) - 17 October 2010

6th  Savario Mercadante International  Clarinete Competition - Antonio Tinelli, Director, held in Noci (Bari), Italy 14 -17 October 2010

2010 Potsdam Clarinet Summit, Dr Julianne Kirk and Dr Raphael Sanders, Directors, with Jon Manasse, (Solo Clarinetist in the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Faculty at Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music),  Soloist with the Northern New York Orchestra - 22 - 23 October 2010


November 2010 Hot News

Richie Hawley, Solo Clarinetist in Cincinatti Symphony, appointed as Clarinet Professor and will begin teaching at Rice's Shepherd School in 2011

1st European Clarinet Competition and Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director, held 30 October - 7 November 2010

On 5 November 2010, the European Clarinet Association officially was inaugurated at the first European Clarinet Festival in Kortrijk, Belgium

5th Vandoren/Buffet Clarinet Ensemble Festival at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) at the Herb Alpert School for the Arts in the Arnold Schoenberg Music Building with Mitchell Estrin, Michael Skinner and Gary Gray, Directors with Harvey Hermann, Conference Clarinet Choir Director held 6 - 7 November 2010

Stanley Drucker, New York Philharmonic Solo Clarinetist Emeritus, Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame with other distinguished Artists 17 November 2010 in Huntington, Long Island

Performances by Peruvian Bass Clarinetist Marco Antonio Mazzini - The "Concerto Silvestre" by Peruvian composer Rafael Leonardo Junchaya, is the first bass clarinet concerto ever written in Peru.


December 2010 Hot News

Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in Cleveland Orchestra, performs the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto under Guest Conductor Pinchas Steinberg 2 and 4 December 2010

61st MidWest Clinic in Chicago Illinois 15 - 18  2010 with Clarinet Professor Robert Spring giving major seminar on Clarinet Pedagogy


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