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January 2013 Hot News

Senior VIP Karl Leister, Renowned past Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker, marks 56 years as a Professional Klarinettist New Years Day 2013

Neujahrskonzert der Bläserphilharmonie Mozarzheum Salzburg mit Stine Fuchs — with Wenzel Fuchs - 1 January 2013

7th Annual Effortless Clarinet/Saxophone Recital, VIP Richard Nunemaker, Director,  featuring the world premiere of "Suite Nothings" by Houston composer Arthur Gottschalk - University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas - 6 January 2013

2nd International Clarinet Competition and 3rd International European Clarinet Festival, VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Artistic Director, with Ongoing Competition Rounds leading to Festival Conclusion - 7 - 21 January 2013

Gala Fundraising Event for 2013 ChamberFest Cleveland 19 - 30 June -Cleveland, Ohio - 11 January 2013

2nd Indiana Clarinet Day at Ball State University - 13 January 2013  - Dr Elizabeth Crawford, Director

Performing Weber clarinet concerto n. 2 with Binghamton Philharmonic & conductor Jose-Luis Novo. Binghamton, New York — with VIP Pascual Martinez-Forteza   -  20 January 2013

Lehigh Valley Clarinet Day with VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) along with Community Music School Faculty John Schwartz and Sanford Kraverte, and Clarinet Choir conducted by Ralph Brodt III  -  VIP Dr Deborah Andrus, Director - 21 January 2013 in Allentown, Pennsylvania

West Chester University (Pennsylvania) Clarinet Day with VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) along with VIP Ben Redwine with Major Recital and Intensive Master Class - 27 January 2013 - Dr Karen Dannessa, Director


February 2013 Hot News

1st Annual Master Class in honor of Mitchell Lurie with VIP Jessica Phillips-Rieske at the Manhattan School of Music Saturday 2 February - organized by VIP Larry Guy, eminent Solo Clarinetist in Several orchestras in New York and Professor at Vassar College

Martin Fröst, Renowned World Soloist, to receive the Léonie Sonning Music Award 2014 in DR Byen at a concert involving both the Concert Hall foyer and the concert hall itself and will feature The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the conductor Thomas Søndergaard and The Danish String Quartet.

Allentown (Pennsylvania) Symphony in Performance of Robert Aldridge's Clarinet Concerto written for Soloist David Singer (Solo Clarinet in Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) 9 - 10 February 2013 conducted by Meastro Diane Wittry

United States Air Force Band Strings and Airmen of Note Guest Artist Series Concert at DAR Constitution Hall with Senior VIP Paquito d'Rivera and Melina Leone 10 February 2013 in Washington, DC, conducted by Colonel Larry Lang, Commander and Conductor

VIP Caroline Hartig Soloist with Ohio State Wind Symphony 8 February in Columbus Ohio and 12 February at Severence Hall, Cleveland performing Ticelli Clarinet Concerto

VIP Steve Williamson Appointed to be Principal Clarinetist in New York Philharmonic

Michigan State University College of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Guy Yehuda as associate professor of clarinet effective August 2013

Congratulations to Clarinet Artist LYNN MUSCO for 25 years of teaching excellence at Stetson University! Here is Buffet Group USA's  and Artist VIP Bruce Marking making a presentation to Lynn during last night's concert

Louisiana Solo Clarinetist Christopher Pell performs Copland Clarinet Concerto on a minute's notice without prior rehearsal after a emergency sickness of engaged soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic - New Orleans (LPO) 21 February 2013

Gettysburg Clarinet Day, Staff Sergeant Aaron Scott, Director  (member of The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) with Clarinet Quartets from The US Air Force Band, The United States Army Band, and The United States Marine Band (President's Own) in Concerts, Master Classes, Seminars on Military Band opportunities, Mock Military Band Auditions, Clarinet Choir Reading session, Clarinet Exhibitions of Instruments and Accessories, a session on proper steps in picking an Instrument, with VIP Robert Dilutis and Mark Sloss, held 23 February 2013 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

DEREK BERMEL'S "VOICES" RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY, Performing Clarinet Concerto with Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center 25 February 2013


March 2013 Hot News

VIP and Co-Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer awarded Exclusive Recording Contract with Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics

University of Maryland (College Park) Clarinet Day -  VIP Robert DiLutis, Director with Major Clarinet Guest Artists including VIP William Blayney (Seattle Symphony), Ralph Skiano (Richmond, Virginia Symphony), VIP Richard MacDowell (Retired from University of Austin (Texas) - 3 March 2013

Texas Clarinet Colloquium at Texas A & M University, Commerce - 1 - 3 March 2013 - VIP Dr Mary Alice Druhan, Director

Tennessee Tech University Clarinet Day - 2 March 2013 - Wonkak Kim, Director

Ensemble 54 Performance in New York with Paquito d'Rivera Premiere 2 March 2013, VIP David Gould, Director

Ohio University Clarinet Gala - Dr Rebecca Rischin, Director - 23 March 2013

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) Clarinet Master Class Residency and Concert with VIP Sabine Grofmeier concluding 24 March 2013 - Dr Todd Waldecker, Director

Lisbon  (Portugal) Clarinet Competition Winners announced - 25 - 28 March 2013

Troy University (Alabama) Clarinet Day - VIP Dr Timothy Phillips, Director - 30 March 2013


April 2013 Hot News

Michael Wayne, Solo Clarinetist in the Boston Symphony Master Class -   VIP David Gould, Director, Vandoren Artist Studio, New York - 4 April 2013

American Chamber Ensemble April Concert at Hofstra University with Senior VIP's Stanley Drucker, Naomi Drucker and Artist Ensemble - 7 April 2013

John Davani, a Freshman Clarinetist and student of Senior VIP Naomi Drucker and Alan R Kay at Stony Brook State University of New York honored by national arts organization 7 April 2013

Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Venezuelen Virtuosity Weekend at Northeastern University with VIP's Jorge Montilla, former Solo Clarinetist in the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, and Directors VIP's Rose Sperrazza and John Bruce Yeh, Associate Solo Clarinetist and Eb in the Chicago Symphony held 19 - 20 April 2013

 Vandoren and Buffet Group USA Studios and New Showroom  - 25 - 27 April 2013  -  The 2013 Master Class Series - Quatuor Vendôme

May 2013 Hot News

BURT HARA, Solo Clarinetist for 25 years in the Minnesota Orchestra,  WINS POSITION WITH LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

2nd Annual California Clarinet Day -  California State University Northridge -  11 May 2013 - VIP Julia Heinen, Director 

St Thomas Orchestra of White Plains, New York Concert 18 May 2013 with Soloists and Senior VIP's Naomi and Stanley Drucker Performing Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto Op 35 -  Bernard Tamosaitis, Conductor

Armenian Clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan, former Student of Senior VIP Franklin Cohen has won the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Clarinet position 25 May 2013 in New York


June 2013 Hot News

VIP Mark Nuccio, Acting Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic, performs Copland Clarinet Concerto with Alan Gilbert, conducting - 31 May  - 1 June 2013 at Avery Fisher Hal

5th Clarinetopia Residence Seminar -  Michigan State University with World-Class Faculty and Artist VIP's  - Dr Michael Webster and Leona Buyce,, Directors

5th Carl Nielsen Clarinet Competition and Festival - Odenske, Denmark - Winners announced - 30 May - 9 June 2013 

To Play is to Blow, To Blow is to Play Clarinet Recital with Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker and Studio - 9 June 2013 - University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas

 Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, Dr Suzanne Tirk, Director - Tribute to Founder and Director for 35 Years, VIP Dr David Etheridge - 13 - 15 June 2013

ChamberFest Cleveland with World-Class Performers for 10 Days in its 2nd Year -  VIP's Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra) and daughter VIP Diana Cohen (Concertmaster in the Calgary Philharmonic in Canada), Directors - 20 - 30 June 2013

Happy Birthday to one of the Great Conductors and Music Advocates of this and the last Century Claudio Abbado - past conductor of the London Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and the Mozart Orchestra - 26 June 2013


July 2013 Hot News

7th Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy - with World Class VIP Faculty of Five posted above -  Performing Organization Chairman Mitchell Estrin and VIP Matt Vance, Directors - held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville - 15 - 20 July 2013

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA premieres the "II CONCERTO "for Clarinet and Symphony Orchestra by composer Oscar Navarro with Senior VIP and Solo Clarinetist Franklin Cohen at the Blossom Music Festival with James Feddeck, Conductor - 21 July 2013

Clarinet Summer School (ARCS) -   22 July 2013 - Andrew Roberts, Director

ClarinetFest 2013 - VIP's Piero Vincenti and Antonio Fraioli, Directors, in Collaboration with the International Clarinet Association - ICA and the City of Assisi, Italy - 24 - 28 July 2013


August 2013 Hot News

Summer Clarinet School - Hans, The Netherlands - 31 July - 2 August 2013 - VIP Celeste Zewald, Director

IMANI Wind Chamber Music Festival held at the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music - 28 July - 8 August 2013 in New York City

Ronald Van Spaendonck as Soloist at China Single Reed Festival that took place in Beijing, China from July 30th to August 4th 2013

Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society Mozart Program with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen and Supporting him concertmasters and leading musicians from Pittsburg, Calgary, Berlin, Boston, and Los Angeles, performing the Mozart Clarinet Quintet K 581 and the Kegelstadt Trio K 498 - 5 August 2013, Massachusetts


September 2013 Hot News

VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Wenzel Fuchs marks his 20th Anniversary Year as Principal in the Orchestra with 31 Years as Principal in other Orchestras in Berlin

Luca Luciano and Innovative Premieres and Contemporary Music Research and Performance

Multiphonics Festival in Fulda, Germany featuring Workshops, Classes in Contemporary Techniques, and Concerts featuring Virtuosi Claudio Puntin, Michael Reissler, Annette Maye, the Duo Doyna, and Senior VIP and King of Klezmer Giora Feidman and his Trio - 13 15 September 2013

Young musicians and musicians of the Philharmonie Bonn accompany Sabine Meyer 16 September 2013 in Carl Maria von Weber's Concerto for clarinet - under the leadership

 of the Orchestra's founder Heribert Beissel

VIP and Solo Clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra Ricardo Morales performs Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Fairfax Symphony at George Mason University 21 September 2013

American Chamber Ensemble Annual Gala Music Party on September 22, 2013 with Performance with Senior VIP Stanley Drucker performing Poulenc Sonatas (Clarinet & Piano and Sonata for 2 Clarinets)

Keith Wilson Memorial Concert at Yale University performed by friends and associates with beloved Student and International Soloist Richard Stoltzman - 22 September 2013 in New Haven, Connecticut

VIP and Newly appointed Professor Dr Guy Yehuda Performing John Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with the University Orchestra with composer in attendance 27 September 2013 - Michigan State University


October 2013 Hot News

Antara Ensemble Concert performs music of Bartok and Mozart with Senior VIP Stanley Drucker performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 at St Peters Catholic Church near CitiCorp in New York - 1 October 2013

VIP Dr Julia Heinen performs Premiere of Scott McAllister's Freebirds for Clarinet and Winds with the CSUN Wind Ensemble at Northridge, California - 1 October 2013

International Arts Movement Classical Music Concert with VIP Charles Neidich - The program presents renowned composer Christopher Theofanidis’ newly commissioned piano quintet 'At the Still Point', inspired by T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets and Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. The performance featured along with Charles Neidich, clarinet, Mia Chung, piano, Elizabeth Larson and Susan Kim, violins, and Soo Bae, cello - held at the West 83 Ministry Center  New York City - 3 October 2013

9th Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival at University of Illinois at Champaign - Urbana -  VIP's Mitchell Estrin and David Gould, Dr David Harris,  with Harvey Hermann, Directors - 12 - 13 October  2013

Ana Catalina Ramirez Performs Oscar Navarro 1st Clarinet Concerto with the Temple University in Philadelphia Wind Ensemble - 14 October 2013

CLARINET POTPOURRI with VIP Charles Neidich and Ayoka Oshima Perform Recital  and Chamber Music with VIP's Alan R Kay, Michael Lowenstern, Bass Clarinet, and Students Marco Danesi, Vasko Dukovski, Saerom Kim, Yeon-Hyung Lim, Shen Liu, Geneviève Rivard, Weixiong Wang, Shuyue Zhao, Moon Sun Yoo at The Juilliard School (Morse Recital Hall) - New York City - 15 October 2013

9th Mercadante International Clarinet Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director,  VIP Julia Heinen - President of the Jury - Noces (Bari), Italy - 17 - 20 October 2013 - Winner Results coming soon

50th Year Anniversary of the Opening of the Berliner Philharmonie with noteworthy Celebration with the Berliner Philharmoniker - 20 October 2013

VIP Ricardo Morales Performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Buffalo Philharmonic,  JoAnn Falletta, Conductor - 19 - 20 October 2013

Mozart Concerto K622 Recording at the Bremen Radio Hall

in Bremen, Germany - 28 October 2013
Charles Neidich, together with Solamente Naturali Bratislava, is recording his second Mozart Concerto CD. This time, it is a period instruments version. In this album Charles is performing on a custom made basset clarinet made by Jochen Seggelke.

November 2013 Hot News

Latin American Clarinet Congress - Brazil - VIP Marco Antonio Mazzini, Director - 29 October - 1 November 2013


Wright State University - Christopher Grymes Clarinet Master Class and Recital,  VIP John Kurokawa,  Host - Dayton, Ohio  - 1 & 3 November 2013


International Conservatory Week  ( World Festival of the Music Academies ) : St Petersburg, Russia with VIP Luigi Magistrelli, International Soloist and Professor at the Milano Concervatory - 2 - 9 November 2013

Ensemble 54 , VIP David Gould, Director,  performs a film-and theater-inspired program as part of Blessed Unrest's Music Mélange series at the Interart Theatre Annex

Performance of Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Modern Period Bassett A Clarinet with VIP Charles Neidich with Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra - Brooklyn Height, New York USA - 9 November 2013

2nd Annual Clarinet Spectacular at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with Special Artist Guests and Eddie Daniels, Senior VIP and Jazz/Classic Legend - VIP Dr Caroline Hartig, Director - 9 - 10 November 2013

2nd Annual Clarinet Day with The United States Navy Band - 16 November 2013 in Washington, DC - Captain Brian O Walden, Commander and Leader, and Senior Chief Musician Laura Grantier, Director

Solemn Day Recalled by Strings and Heartstrings with Performance of Messiean's Quartet for the End of Time with VIP Charles Neidich and members of the Brentano String Quartet - Classical Tributes to Kennedy in Dallas Texas - 23 November 2013

New York Philharmonic Legend and Senior VIP Stanley Drucker and Naomi Drucker perform Major Recital at the State University of New York (Middletown) - Orange County Community College Artist Series - 24 November 2013

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein joined conductor Vladimir Lande and the Washington Soloists Chamber Orchestra for a performance of Sean Hickey's Clarinet Concerto at Merkin Hall - New York City - 25 November 2013


December 2013 Hot News Page

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein performs a Concert of Jewish Chamber Music with friends Erin Keefe Nick, CanellakisTien-Hsin, Cindy WuCharles, YangTim Lovelace at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC - 1 December 2013.  With much gratitude to Pro Musica Hebraica for preserving this music!

2nd Annual Rowan College Clarinet Day with VIP Ricardo Morales, Rei Suzuki, Director - 7 December 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey

World Class Clarinet Soloist Martin Frost performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall - 7 December 2013

Vandoren Studio Holiday Party - New York City - VIP David Gould, Host, with visit with Senior VIP Bernard Vandoren from Paris, France -  9 December 2013

Major Recital with VIP Anthony McGill, Solo Clarinetist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Gloria Chien, piano - American Philosophical Society at Benjamin Franklin Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 12 December 2013

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