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PRIORITY CLARINET AND MUSIC EVENTS

 

New Information posted as it happens each month

 

 

January 2014 Hot News

 

8th Annual  Effortless Recital with Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker and Studio at University of St. Thomas, Housten, Texas with World Premieres - 5 January 2014

 

Shostakovich for the Children of Syria Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall New York City - 13 January 2014 - from VIP Kinan Azmeh - honored to be opening the concert with his composition " a sad morning, every morning" which was followed by Shostakovich's great 7th Symphony - "Shostakovich for the Children of Syria" , a fundraising concert in Carnegie Hall.  Proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières humanitarian programs for Syria.

 

VIP Charles Neidich Performs Recital with Period Clarinets at Morse Recital Hall at Juilliard School - New York City - 14 January 2014

 

Venner Clarinet Choir performs at the Akron (Ohio) Art Gallery 16 January 2014, with Soloist Carl Topilow, renowned Clarinetist and Conductor, and Director of Orchestral Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), and Ensemble conducted by Theodore Johnson, retired 2nd Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra

 

Senior VIP Dr Elsa Ludewig Verdehr Master Class at the Manhattan School of Music - 25 January 2014 - Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and founder of the Internationally acclaimed Verdehr Trio

 

VIP Ludmila Peterkova Soloist with the Tchaikovsky Orchestra in the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory (Russia) performing Clarinettino op. 11 by Ondrej Kukal, the contemporary piece (from 1990), Also on the program are works of Czech composers Dvorak, Smetana, conducted by Fedoseyev - 24 January 2014

 

VIP Ecesu Sertesen, Solo Clarinetist in the Istanbul (Turkey) Ballet/Opera Orchestra, performs Niyazi Tura Clarinet Concerto and Bernstein Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs on tour in Germany 24 - 25 January 2014 in Freiburg and Doebein

 

VIP Ricardo Morales, Solo Clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra, performs Copland's Clarinet Concerto with the Portland (Oregon) Symphony under Conductor Ken-David Masur - 26 January 2014

 

February 2014 Hot News

 

VIP Andreas Ottensamer Soloist with Berliner Philharmoniker with New York Philharmonic Conductor Alan Gilbert conducting in Magnus Lindberg 'Kraft' - 29 January - 1 February 2014

 

Gala Fundraising Event for 2014 ChamberFest Cleveland with VIP's Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in Cleveland Orchestra and Diana Cohen, Concertmaster of the Calgary, Canada Symphony, Artistic Directors - 9 February 2013

 

VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist in Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 (performed with Bassett A Clarinet) with the Buffalo Philharmonic on tour in Palm Beach, Florida - JoAnn Falletta, Conductor - 11 February 2014

 

Berliner Philharmoniker Wind Quintet USA and Canada Tour - 13 February - 4 March 2014 - Concert at the University of Maryland in College Park - 15 February 2014 - VIP Walter Seyfarth, Eb Klarinettist and Wind Quintet Founder

 

March 2014 Hot News

University of Alabama UAB 12th Annual Clarinet Symposium - Dr Denise Gainey, Director - Birmingham, Alabama - 1 - 2 March 2014

 

Texas Clarinet Colloquium - VIP Dr Mary Alice Druhan, Director  - Texas A & M University - Commerce, Texas  - 1 March 2014

 

Tennessee Tech Clarinet Day - VIP Wonkak Kim, Director - 1 March 2014

 

Allentown Symphony (Pennsylvania) performs major Concert including Mozart Requium using Basset Horns - Diane Wittry, Conductor with VIP's John Schwartz (Principal) and Deborah Andrus - 8 - 9 March 2014

 

Hanover Wind Symphony - Special guest Soloist: Senior VIP Stanley Drucker - Legendary Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic for 61 Years - Morristown, New Jersey  9 March 2014

 

VIP John Bruce Yeh, Acting Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony, Performs Mozart's K622 Clarinet Concerto (on Bassett A Clarinet) with the Great Falls (Illinois) Symphony under Gordon J. Johnson. He also performed my concerto: "Liquid Melancholy".  Mr Yeh also gave a Master Class 15 March 2014

Distinguished Clarinet Faculty Donald Montanaro to Retire; Tribute Concert March 16 -Students and colleagues pay tribute to a distinguished teaching career spanning more than 30 years with March 16 concert at 3 PM at Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

New York Woodwind Quintet Performs the World Premiere of Charles Neidich’s "And Then There Were…"; the New York Premiere of Steinmetz’s "Three Pieces" for Ten Winds; and Works by Fine and Mendelssohn (arr. Purvis) - Part of Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series

Burt Hara (Associate Principal Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Master Class at the Boston Conservatory, VIP Michael Norsworthy, Host -  23 March 2014

Senior VIP Stanley Drucker, legend Solo Clarinetist Emeritus of the New York Philharmonic as Soloist with the famed Allentown Band at the Association of Concert Bands (ACB) Convention - Allentown, Pennsylvania - 26 March 2014

 

University of Maryland Clarinet Day - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director - 29 March 2014 at Perry Hall High School near Baltimore, Maryland

 

 Troy University (Alabama) Clarinet Day - VIP Timothy Phillips, Director, with VIP Jon Manasse and several others as Faculty - 29 March 2014

 

Rutgers University Woodwind Day - VIP Dr Maureen Hurd-Hause, Director with Performance and Master Classes with Woodwind Faculty - New Brunswick, New Jersey - 30 March 2014

 

April 2014 Hot News

 

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra and Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)  Master Class at Virginia Commonwealth University - Dr Charles West, Host - Richmond, Virginia - 1 April 2014

 

Cary Bell, Solo Clarinetist in the San Francisco Symphony, performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Op 57 with Herbert Blomstedt Conducting - 3 April 2014

 

VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist in Performance of Weber's 1st Clarinet Concerto Op 73  with The Philadelphia Orchestra - Christoph von Dohnányi - Conductor - 3 - 5 April 2014

 

Master Class with Dr Michele Gingras, Professor at Miami University (Ohio) at Penn State University at State College, Pennsylvania - Dr Anthony Costa, Host professor - 10 April 2014

 

9th Annual Single Reed Symposium with VIP's Julia Heinen from California State University at Northridge, and VIP Director Christy Banks - Millersville, Pennsylvania - 11 April 2014

 

Harry Sparnaay, Renowned Bass Clarinetist and Proponent of New Music,  receives the 1st Honorary Membership Award from the European Clarinet Association - ECA  at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam April 11, Presented by ECA President and VIP Stephan Vermeersch

 

South Florida University Clarinet Fest, Calvin Falwell, Director, with Guest Artists  VIP Dr Rapheal Sanders (Professor at State University of New York at Potsdam), VIP Dr Timothy Phillips (Professor at Troy University ((Alabama)) - 12 April 2014

 

2014 Harold Wright Merit Award Competition winner! with the Boston Woodwind Society - Born in Bogotá, Colombia, clarinetist Iván Javier Valbuena Páez  - 13 April 2014

 

Sir Neville Marriner, the Inspiration and Founding President of the World Clarinet Alliance - WKA in 1988 in Stuttgart, Germany -  90th Birthday 15 April 2014

 

University of Delaware Clarinet Day with Artist Faculty and VIP's Miriam Adam (IMANI Winds) and Dr Stephanie Zelnick (Solo Clarinetist in the Boulder (Colorado) Philharmonic and Professor at the University of Kansas - Christopher Nichols, Director - 19 April 2014

 

Renowned conductor Osmo Vänskä leads Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Sibelius's Symphony No. 3, and Aho's Clarinet Concerto featuring the NSO debut of Soloist Martin Fröst with The Washington National Symphony at the Kennedy Center - 24 and 26 April 2014

 

Results of the International Debussy Clarinet Competition - Paris, France - 23 - 27 April 2014 -Prizes:  1 Andréa Fallico - Italy, 2 Amaury Viduvier - France, 3 Daniel Mourek - Czech Republic

 

Renowned Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein Performs major Chamber Concert replacing on short notice Martin Frost who was indisposed with the San Francisco Chamber Music Series Final Concert - 28 April 2014

 

William O Smith, Legendary exponent of New Music as Composer and Performer, and Jazz Clarinetist, in Residence at Arizona State University (Tempe) with Host and VIP Dr Robert Spring - 29 April  2014

 

 

May 2014 Hot News

 

Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, VIP Rose Sperrazza, Artistic Director, at Northeastern University with VIP John Bruce Yeh, Acting Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony - 2 May 2014

 

VIP Jon Manasse, Solo Clarinetist in the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Faculty at the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, performs Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra with the Topeka (Kansas),  Symphony, Kyle Wiley Pickett, Conductor, on their Final Concert 3 May 2014

 

Ohio Clarinet Symposium, James Stahl, Director, from CENTRAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY with Celebrity VIP Artists Theodore Johnson, (2nd Clarinetist Emeritus of The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell), Senior VIP Stanley Drucker (Legend Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic, and Tom Reed, Professor at Ashland State University - Highland High School in Cayahoga Falls, Ohio - 10 May 2014

 

”On May 10, the Swedish Clarinettist Martin Fröst received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in Copenhagen making him the third Swede in the history of the prize to be awarded. First given in 1959 to Igor Stravinsky, subsequent recipients have included Birgit Nilsson, Eric Ericson, Leonard Bernstein, Olivier Messiaen, Miles Davis and most recently Sir Simon Rattle. The entire list of winners reads as the who is who of musical history and for Martin Fröst to receive the award is an immense honour.”

 

VIP Anthony McGill named as Principal Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic succeeding legendary Stanley Drucker effective the new season in Fall 2014

 

VIP Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker,  in Master Class Course with Jose Marie Santandreau, Professor of Clarinette and Solo Clarinette in the Chamber Orchestra in Valencia -  Course held in the Canary Islands - 23 - 24 May 2014

 

 

June 2014 Hot News

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York Concert at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Garden City, New York, with Legend Clarinetist Stanley Drucker of the New York Philharmonic Performing Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74 - 1 June 2014

 

Clarinetopia Residency Seminar -  Michigan State University - VIP's Dr Michael Webster and Dr Guy Yehuda, Directors - 4 - 8 June 2014

Clarinet Academy of America at Catholic University, Washington, DC - in honoe of legendary Clarinet Pedagogue David Weber - VIP's Robert Dilutis, Ben Redwine, and D Ray McClellan - 9 - 13 June 2014

 

37th University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium - Dr Suzanne Tirk, Director - 12 - 14 June 2014

 

ChamberFest Cleveland - VIP's Diana Cohen and Franklin Cohen, Directors, with World-Class Artists Performing Diverse Music from 19 - 29 June 2014 at several venue locations in Cleveland, Ohio, in its 3rd Season

 

The Ohio State University (Columbus) Clarinet Academy with young Clarinet Students - VIP Dr Caroline Hartig, Director - 22 - 26 June 2014

 

California Clarinet Clinic with Stellar Faculty as posted above, VIP Julia Heinen, Director in Los Angeles - 23 - 27 June 2014

 

 

July 2014 Hot News

 

VIP and Acting Solo Clarinetist Mark Nuccio performs Copland Clarinet Concerto 4 July with the New York Philharmonic at their Summertime Classics with Conductor Branwell Tovey at Avery Fisher Hall

 

The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) Celebrated Alumni Weekend with Veterans and Retirees performing in Concerts at Brucker Hall on Fort Myer, Virginia, and at the US Capitol in Washington, DC  - VIP and Leader and Commander Colonel Thomas Palmatier - 10 - 11 July 2014

 

8th Buffet Summer Academy - VIP's Francois Kloc, Matt Vance, Magali Tricoche, Directors, with World Class Performing Faculty - University of North Florida - 14 - 19 July 2014

 


August 2014 Hot News

 

ClarinetFest 2014 at Louisiana State University (LSU) at Baton Rouge, in Collaboration with the International Clarinet Association - ICA, with a record 1400 attendence with World Class Performers and Pedagogues, VIP Robert DiLutis, Director

 

Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa - VIP's Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors 1 - 10 August 2014

 

Beijing International Clarinet Festival - China - 8 - 13 August 2014

 

Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Japan 2014 - 25 - 31 August 2014 with Winner Gala Concert 3 September

 

 

September 2014 Hot News

 

University of Delaware (Newark) Clarinet Day with VIP Julian Bliss, Christopher Nichols, Host - 4 September 2014

 

Master class with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in the Cleveland Orchestra, with our students at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, VIP John Bruce Yeh, Host, 12 September 2014.

 

New York University - NYU Clarinet Day at the Buffet Crampon NY Showroom! NYU Clarinet Prof Christopher Bush with his new clarinet class visits the NY Showroom,  working with our repair technician Melanie Wong & trying out out all of our Buffet Crampon clarinets along with VIP's visiting and conferring - 13 September 2014

 

VIP Charles Neidich Acuff Chair of Excellence Residency at Austin Peay State University  - Clarksville, Tennessee - 14 - 19 September 2014 - Professor Dr Mingzhe Wang, Host

 

New York Philharmonic Premiere of Unsuk Chin Clarinet Concerto with Soloist Kari Kriikku, Alan Gilbert, Conductor -  (U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra) 23, 26, 27, 30 September 2014

 

VIP Peter Wright  begins his 40th year with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra by performing two clarinet works -  Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations, and Judith Cloud, “HiJinx”Judith Cloud, “HiJinx”Judith Cloud's HiJinx, a world premiere of a piece he commissioned for the opening concert 25 September of the 2014-2015 season.

ChamberFest Cleveland outreach concert with Student String Quartet from the Cleveland Institute of Music (Commodore String Quartet) with Senior VIP Frank Cohen performing Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintets 26 September 2014 - performed at a Social venue the Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

 

 

 

October 2014 Hot News

 

Master Class Tour and Performances with VIP Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Klarinettist with the Berliner Philharmoniker while on New York Tour - 4, 5, and 8 October 2014 at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Millersville University, Pennsylvania

 

Concert and Master Class at Baylor University Clarinet Studio in Waco, Texas with the Berliner Philharmoniker Woodwind Quintet and Master Class with VIP Walter Seyfarth - Dr Jun Qian, Host - 10 October 2014

 

Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Clarinet Ensemble Competition - 18 October 2014 at Northeast Illinois University - Winner: Novacane Clarinet Quartet - VIP Rose Sperrazza, Director

 

10th Mercadante International Clarinet Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director - Bari, Italy - 16 - 19 October 2014

 

New York Wind Symphony Day at Monroe High School, New York, with Pre-College Seminar involving the top Music Schools and Conservatories for aspiring music students and Performance with VIP Soloist from the New York Philharmonic Mark Nuccio performing Copland Clarinet Concerto - 19 October 2014

 

Master Class with Charles West of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond at Penn State University - Tony Costa, Host - State College, Pennsylvania USA - 22 October 2014

 

November 2014 Hot News

 

VIP Eric Mandat Master Class and Recital at California State University, Northridge - VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 4 November 2014

 

Special Retirement Concert at the Disney Concert Hall with Premieres honoring VIP William E Powell - Los Angeles, California - 5 November 2014

 

3rd Annual United States Navy Band Clarinet Day with Acclaimed Guest Faculty - Laura Grantier, Director - Washington, DC - 8 November 2014

 

Senior VIP Stanley Drucker Soloist in Performances of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto K 622 with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony - David Bernard, Conductor - All Saints Church - New York City  - 8 - 9 November 2014

 

1st Czech Clarinet Congress - Ostrava, Czech Republic - 8 - 14 November 2014

 

International Clarinet Association - ICA Mid-America Festival - The Ohio State University, Columbus  - VIP Caroline Hartig, Director - 14 - 16 November 2014

 

American Chamber Ensemble presents concert of Music by Composer-in-Residence at Hofstra University Jonathan Russ on Sunday, November 16 at Christ and St. Stephen's Church - New York City

 

David Shifrin Master Classes and Concert at Penn State University - Tony Costa, Host - State College, Pennsylvania - 20 - 21 November 2014

 

Tennessee Tech University - TTU All-Star Clarinet Symposium -  VIP Wontak Kim, Director - 21 November 2014

"CLOSEST TO THE HUMAN VOICE"VIP Charles Neidich revisiting Mozart Clarinet Concerto in the new album MOZART 1791

 

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents “The Oracle at Delphi”: The Music of Dinos Constantinides in Review - with VIP Robert DiLutis, Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Colleagues at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City - 22 November 2014

 

Senior VIP Stanley Drucker Master Class hosted by Legend Clarinetist Guy Dangain -  at École Normale de Musique Paris, France -   26 November 2014

 

World Premiere - Clarinet Concerto : Verdure,  by Katarina Leyman - Soloist VIP Stefan Harg - Norrlansoperan Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm, Sweden - Conductor -  Damian Lorio - 27 November 2014

 

Nans Moreau -  Soloist with the ONLyon Orchestra in Lyon, France - Concerto for bass clarinet by Bruno Mantovani - 28, 29 November 2014



 

 

December 2014 Hot News Page

 

VIP Gary Gray Master Class at California State University Northridge, VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 8 December 2014

 

Happy Holiday Celebrations in New York with Vandoren and Buffet Group USA with renowned VIP's  8 - 9 December 2014

 

4th European Clarinet Congress with the European Clarinet Association - ECA - Poland - 11 - 13 December 2014

 

V INTERNATIONAL CLARINET SEMINAR with VIP YEHUDA GILAD  - 2014-15 MURCIA (SPAIN) - 13 - 17 December 2014

 

MidWest Band & Orchestra Clinic - Chicago -  17 - 20 December 2014

 

Principal Clarinetist Senior VIP Franklin Cohen to retire from Cleveland Orchestra in 2015

 

 

 

 

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