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Senior VIP and Living Legend Stanley Drucker, Solo Clarinetist Emeritus of the New York Philharmonic, revisits Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with John Corigliano and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra for revised updated Edition with rehearsals and complete performance with Conductor George Manahan - 20 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

During his residency, Mr. Neidich will perform the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Clarinet Quintet with the Parker Quartet, and a solo recital. He will also conduct three master classes and present two lectures.

Event details

Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Gateway Chamber Orchestra and Gregory Wolynec - conductor
Sunday Sept. 14, 3pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU
Monday Sept. 15, 7:30pm Downtown Prebyterian Church, Nashville

Solo Recital with pianist Nathan Carterette
Thursday Sept. 18, 7:30pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU

Mozart Clarinet Quintet with Parker String Quartet
Friday Sept. 19, 7:30pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU

Tuesday Sept, 16 2-4pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU
Thursday Sept. 18, 4-6pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU
Friday Sept. 19, 10am-12pm Room 152, Music/Mass Comm building APSU

Lectures on various aspects of clarinet playing and musicianship (detailed topics TBA):
Monday, Sept. 15, 11-12am Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 12:45pm-1:45pm Mabry Concert Hall
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Residency includes multitude of Performances, including of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and the Clarinet Quintet, played on a replica Bassett A Clarinet built by Schwenk & Seggelke of Bamberg, Germany, a Major Recital, Master Classes and Lectures





VIP Boris Allakhverdyan, Solo Clarinetist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra with Melanie Wong




VIP Jon Manasse and Liam Burke, and student and Manasse with Melanie Wong, Artist Repair Technician


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






Participants including Charlene Zimmermann (Chicago Lyric Opera), Michele Zukovsky (Solo Clarinetist in Los Angeles Philharmonic), Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist in Cleveland Orchestra), and Host John Bruce Yeh (Associate Solo Clarinetist in Chicago Symphony), all VIP's


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.






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




Jacques Lancelot Jury in Performance





Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Japan 2014

25 - 31 August 2014 with Winner Gala Concert 3 September


The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition is to honor the memory of one of the greatest French clarinetists of his generation and every 2 years organized in Japan and France alternately.


Koichi HAMANAKA, Honorary President of the jury (Japan), Former solo clarinet, NHK symphony orchestra, Tokyo

Michel ARRIGNON, President of the jury (France), E.S.M. Reina Sofia, Madrid.

  • Ayako OSHIMA (Japan), The Juilliard School, NYC
  • Seiki SHINOHE (Japan), Tokyo Music College of Music, Former solo clarinetist of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
  • Tadayoshi TAKEDA (Japan), Kunitach Music College, Tokyo
  • Philippe BERROD (France), Orchestre de Paris, Paris.
  • Jerry CHAE (Korea), Yeungnam University, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Wei-Leng (William) CHEN(Taiwan), Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taipei
  • Philippe CUPER (France), Orchestre de l'Opera national de Paris, Paris. *Not determined.
  • Claude FAUCOMPREZ (France), Principal Clarinet of Lille National Orchestra Professor in Roubaix Conservatory
  • Yuan YUAN (China), Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing


Final Winners to be announced soon 






Beijing International Clarinet Festival China - 8 - 13 August 2014







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



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




John Stewart and Laura Onwudinanti - In Memoriam 30 July 2014


Jacob "Jake" Travis Hale, a 21-year-old senior instrumental music major and Megan Taylor Ritzi, were seriously injured


The Festival sadly commemorates for the tragic loss of Baylor University Students who were involved in a deadly car accident enroute to perform at this Festival - information linked here



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