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YEHUDA GILAD - Meeting No 1
2014-15 MURCIA (SPAIN)
- 13 - 17 December 2014






VIP Sharon Kam Soloist performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto, and right, with VIP David Krakauer as soloist conducted by VIP Jan Jacob Bokun and Chamber Orchestra






Contemporary Music as played with Jan Jacob Bokun, and right, VIP's Matthias Mueller, David Krakauer, and Stephan Vermeersch


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







Festival Senior VIP Donald Montanaro - lxapan de la Sal, Mexico - 10 - 13 December 2014




Lincoln Center campus




Party Reception group with introduction of new Vandoren Reeds and Mouthpieces, and right, Mike Getzin Senior VIP's Bernard Vandoren, the CEO of Vandoren Paris, Naomi and Stanley Drucker




Vandoren table display and right, VIP's Boris ALLAKHVERDYAN,  Chris Coppinger, Magoli Trichote, David Gould and Mike Getzin





Newly appointed Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill, Mark Nuccio, and Buffet USA President Francois Kloc and right: Anthony McGill, Jerome Bunke, Alcedes Rodriguez and wife




New York Philharmonic Clarinet Section with Francois Kloc, and David Gould with Magoli Trichote (Juilliard School in the background)


Succession of Principals at the New York Philharmonic - VIP's Anthony McGill and Emeritus Stanley Drucker


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





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




VIP Ricardo Morales Performs Debussy Premiere Rhapsody and Rossini's Introduction, Theme & Variations with the Philadelphia Orchestra - 28 , 29, 30 November 2014






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



VIP Wenzel Fuchs Soloist performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K 622 with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Internationally Broadcast throughout Europe - Copenhagan, Denmark - 27 - 28 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




Senior VIP Stanley Drucker Master Class hosted by Legend Clarinetist Guy Dangain - Paris, France -   26 November 2014


The great clarinetist Stanley Drucker, soloist with the New York Philharmonic beautiful performer of concertos by Nielsen, Copland, Corigliano is guest of Guy Dangain at École Normale de Musique in Paris Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in the Bartók Mozart program.



We waited for it for 26 years and it's finally here! VIP
Charles Neidich revisiting Mozart Clarinet Concerto in the new album MOZART 1791


Mozart and Družecký for clarinet, basset clarinet, basset horns and orchestra -
The fine selection of the music and the musicians of the CD "Mozart 1791" is a great pleasure
clarinetist and any listener who has joy to discover. The album comprises concerts and chamber music
with historic reproductions of instruments of the clarinet family. "Mozart 1791" is presented by Charles
Neidich, who plays the clarinet and conducts the orchestra, in collaboration with
Ayako Oshima, with the
ensemble Clarimonia, and with the orchestra
Solamente Naturali Bratislava and its founder and leader Miloš Valent.
for Clarinetists and any listener who has a joy to discover.  The album comprises concerts and chamber music with historic reproductions of instruments of the Clarinet family produced by Schwenk & Seggelke of Bamberg, Germany.  This new recording, presented by Charles Neidich, who performs and conducts the Orchestra, in collaboration with his wife VIP Ayako Oshima, with the Ensemble Clarimonia, and with the Orchestra Solemente Naturali Bratislava and its leader and founder Mikos Valent.



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




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




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

This concert featured music by ACE's Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Russ, including the U.S. Premiere of Koch-aine for piano, violin, cello, III. Awake from his Songs for Waking for soprano, clarinet and piano, Team Effort for clarinet, violin and piano, Sonata for two clarinets and piano, House for violin and piano and Through the Window for soprano, cello and piano, and Leonard Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Performers included clarinetist Naomi Drucker, pianist Marilyn Lehman, with soprano Karen Lehman DiMartino, violinist Eriko Sato and cellist Laurinel Owen. Guest Artist Senior VIP clarinetist Stanley Drucker. Special guest will be composer Jonathan Russ.







Richard Stoltzman Recital and Caroline Hartig in Performance of Mendellsohn Concertpiece #1



Concert Finale piece New York Counterpoint with Artist Ensemble






Legend Clarinet Teacher retired from Ohio State University Donald McGinnis with Caroline Hartig at Stoltzman Recital, Question and answer session with Participants







Festival Clarinet Choir conducted by Mitchell Estrin and Caroline Hartig





European Clarinet Artists with Caroline Hartig and Mike Getzin

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










Performing Organization Chairman and Professor at University of Florida Mitchell Estrin conducting Mass Clarinet Choir Reading Session





Clarinet Quartets en masse and The Navy Clarinet Quartet, the US Marine Clarinet Quartet and The US Army Band Clarinet Quartet in Performance




The US Navy Band Clarinet Choir Finale



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






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







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



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