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Georges PrÍtre - Renowned French Conductor - In Memoriam - 4 January 2017


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Senior VIP and Renowned Clarinet Classical and Jazz Performer and Composer Paquita 'D Rivera bestowed Richard Bogomolny National Service Award for his inspiration and educating generations of musicians, with the Chamber Music America - 15 January 2017





Anniversary performance of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time (first premiered Jan. 15, 1941). - Ms Warren  joined by colleagues Ben Sung, violin, Jihye Chang Sung, piano, and Greg Sauer, cello, all from Florida State University - Michigan State University - 15 January 2017 



VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill performs World Premiere of Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra: From the Mountaintop by Richard Danielpour (Commemerating Martin Luther King) with the Gateway Festival Rochester Orchestra









Historic Grand Opening of the ElbPhilarmonie in Hamburg, Germany with the NDR Philharmoniker with Special diverse concert program with top German Dignataries - 11 January 2017






Norddeutsche Klarinettentage - Bremen, Germany - 5 - 8 January 2017





Clarinet Ensemble on premiere piece, and Richard Nunemaker and composer Joe LoCascio



Effortless Oboe and Clarinet Recital with World Premiere of composer Joe Locastrio - Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker, Director - University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas - 7 January 2017




VIP Anthony McGill Soloist performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Jacksonville Symphony

 Courtney Lewis, Conductor - Jacksonville, Florida - 6 - 7 January 2017







Michael Wayne and principal clarinetist William R. Hudgins perform Krommer's Concerto No. 2 in E-flat for two clarinets and orchestra, Op. 91, along with colleagues performing a Concerto Concert with The Boston Symphony, Ken-David Masur, conductor - 5 - 7 January 2017

Cynthia Meyers, piccolo
William R. Hudgins, clarinet        
Michael Wayne, clarinet
Thomas Rolfs, trumpet    
Toby Oft, trombone    
James Sommerville, horn
Michael Winter, horn
Rachel Childers, horn   
Jason Snider, horn

VIVALDI - Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 443
KROMMER - Concerto No. 2 for two clarinets and Orchestra, Op. 91
JOLIVET - Concertino for trumpet, piano and strings
ROTA - Trombone Concerto
SCHUMANN - ConcertPiece for four horns and Orchestra








Clarinetissimo Festival - Brugges, Belgium - 4 - 7 January 2017







Performance of Max Reger Clarinet Quintet with the Leipziger String Quartet in Nurenburg Germany, and meet with Pianist Herr Bogard and Mike Getzin in Baden Baden, Germany






Performing Organization Chairman and Incoming President of the International Clarinet Association Mitchell Estrin, Karl Leister and Mike Getzin, and Mozart Trio Performance with VIP's Luigi and Laura Magistrelli




Senior VIP and Renowned Solo Klarinettist Karl Leister, Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker under Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, marks his 60th Year as Professional Klarinettist with a remarkable career including Solo and Chamber Music appearances worldwide and over 100 recordings - 1 January 2017




Soloist Radavan Cavallini  with Conductor Antonio Saiote, and Clarinet Seminar with Faculty and partial Group Faculty photo


ClarMeet Porto 16 - Antonio Saiote, Director - Porto, Portugal - 16 - 19 December 2016




Prominent Clarinetists VIP's David Tuttle, Steven Cohen, Mitchell Estrin and friends, and VIP Anthony McGill with Students and Christopher Nichols and

The Presidents Own  United States Marine Band performing at the MidWest Clinic


70th MidWest Band & Orchestra Clinic - Chicago, Illinois - 14 - 17 December 2016




Andrew Marriner (Solo Clarinetist in London Symphony) in Concert and Master Classes at Bartok Conservatory - Budapest, Hungary - 7 - 8 December 2016




Agaete International Clarinet Festival - Canary Islands - December 3 - 8  2016



VIP's Francois Kloc, Naomi and Stanley Drucker, and Anthony McGill, all associated with the New York Philharmonic, past and present


Holiday Parties in New York with Vandoren and Buffet including in attendance World Class Icon Clarinetists 

5 - 6 December 2016




Classic Winds International Festival - Bonn and Koln, Germany - 28 - November - 4 December 2016




State University of New York at Purchase Clarinet Day - with VIP's Ayako Oshima and Charles Neidich - 4 December 2016




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2017 Headline Galleries


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