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Ernst Ottenamer, Renowned Solo Klarinettist in the Vienna Philharmoniker and founding member of the Clarinotts Klarinetten Trio with his sons Andreas and Daniel - In Memoriam - 22 July 2017


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Buffet Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy - University of North Florida - VIP's Magali Tricoche and Matt Vance, Directors - Jacksonville, Florida - 10 - 15 July 2017






Belgian Clarinet Academy - Ostend, Belgium - 4 - 11 July 2017









Prague Clarinet Days - Žirovnice and Telč, Czech Republic - 1 - 8 July 2017




World Premiere of Dawid Pajdzik's Double Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and strings at Martinu Hall. Wonderful piece- fresh, virile and full of inspiration. Bravo to Dawid, Ola Demowska-Madejska, Adam Eljasinski and Inter-CAMERATA with VIP Jan Jakun Bokun - Prague, Czech Republic - 1 July 2017








University of North Texas ClarEssentials Workshops - Ivan Petruzziello, Acting Principal Clarinetist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; master classes, clinics, and recitals presented by renowned University of North Texas clarinet faculty members John Scott, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Deborah Fabian, and Daryl Coad - Denton, Texas - 28 June - 1 July 2017




Opening night concert - Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 ovation at the Cleveland Institute of Music




Co-Director and Senior VIP Franklin Cohen in Performance of Brahms Trio Op 114 and Faure Trio





6th ChamberFest Cleveland - VIP's Franklin and Diana Cohen, Directors - Cleveland, Ohio - 15 June - 1 July 2017




Renowned Soloist Martin Frost, on Tour to multiple International Cities, performs the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany - 23 June 2017




VIP Shirley Brill Performs Boulez Domaines at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Paris, France - 23 June 2017




Senior VIP and legendary Klarinettist Emeritus in the Berliner Philharmoniker Karl Leister at Vandoren Paris - 19 June 2017



Claremont Clarinet Festival - VIP Margaret Thornhill, Director - Pomona, California - 11 - 17 June 2017



Master Classes with Wesley Ferreira, VIP Robert Spring and   Jana Starling  and Wesley Ferreira,  Jana Starling


Lift Clarinet Academy - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado - Wesley Ferreira,  Jana Starling, Directors, with Guest Artist VIP Robert Spring - 12 - 16 June 2017




New York Philharmonic Clarinet Section with VIP and Solo Klarinettist of the Berliner Philharmoniker Wenzel Fuchs (along with several other instrumentalists from several countries worldwide performing  this special Concert of Unity under Alan Gilbert at his Finale as Music Director - 8 - 10 June 2017


Special Concert for Unity Finale Concert with Alan Gilbert Conducting  (along with several other instrumentalists from several countries worldwide performing  this special Concert of Unity under Alan Gilbert at his Finale as Music Director - 8 - 10 June 2017




Bergen International Festival - at Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen · June 6, 2017 · Violist Lars Anders Tomter, Sharon Kam - Clarinet and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland performing Franz Krommer Concerti in Troldsalen, Norway 




Henri Selmer Paris Summer Clarinet Academy at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 31 May - 4 June 2017



Joseph Morris, Solo Clarinetist with the Pacific (California) Symphony, 1st Prize winner at the Houston Symphony's Ima Hogg Competition - Houston, Texas - 3 June 2017




University of Auckland Clarinet Day - VIP Marie Ross, Director - Auckland, New Zealand - 3 June 2017




  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.


2017 Headline Galleries


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