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Raymond Carpenter, BSO principal clarinet in the Bourmouth Symphony - United Kingdom  - 29 October 2017 - In Memoriam


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Master Class coaching at the Buffet Paris Showroom 8 November


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker on French Tour with Buffet Crampon and Vandoren - 1 - 20 November 2017



New York Philharmonic 'Listening through Time' Podcast featuring Stanley Drucker






VIP Anthony McGill - Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) Master Class at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - 18 November 2017







Wright State University Reeds Festival - VIP   John Kurokawa, Director - Dayton, Ohio - 18 November 2017




Master class by Michael Rusinek at the Peabody Conservatory - special guests in the audience, the superb clarinet section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (including Alex Bedenko) with Alexander Bedenko and Yao Guang Zhai - 17 November 2017









Buffet Crampon 50th Year Celebration in Japan with World-Class Artists - Tokyo, Japan - 14 November 2017





During the Berliner Philharmoniker Tour at Hong Kong, Master Class with Orchestra Principals and Players held at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with VIP Andreas Ottensamer - Andrew Simon, Host - 11 November 2017






VIP Charles Neidich Chamber Concert 'Emotion and Intellect' at Tenri Cultural Institute - New York City -

10 November 2017



Celebrating 40 Years of Championing American Composers with Clarinet Soloist Derek Bermel, performing Leonard Bernstein's Sonata scored with Orchestra with the American Composers Orchestra at the Rose Concert Hall at Lincoln Center - 7 November 2017







Stoltzman Sounds Concert featuring Mika and Richard Stoltzman at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall - New York - 7 November 2017






Barcelona Clarinet Players World Premiere Kelanit for Clarinet Quartet and Band - Bilbao, Spain - 5 November 2017





Capt. Kenneth Collins - Commanding Officer with VIPs Richie Hawley and Laura Grantier and Navy Band Clarinet section with Richie Hawley



Navy Band Clarinet Day - VIP Laura Grantier, Director, with VIP Richie Hawley and Eugene Mondie  Washington DC - 3 - 4 November 2017



VIP Anthony McGill Soloist with the New York Philharmonic performing Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs on a 100th Birth Anniversary of Bernstein's birth, Alan Gilbert, Conductor - New York City - 3 November 2017






David Howard (Bass Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Master Class at the Buffet New York Showroom  New York City - 3 November 2017




Master Class with Ron Selka, Solo Clarinetist in the Israeli Philharmonic at the Peabody Conservatory - Alexander Fitelstein, Host  - Baltimore, Maryland - 3 November 2017 





Senior VIP Stanley Drucker informal performance and CD Party at the Buffet New York Showroom - 30 October 2017




200th Anniversary Celebration Concert of the West Point Band, the Oldest Band in the US Army founded in 1817, at Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center - New York City - 29 October 2017




VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer Soloist performing Stamitz Clarinet Concerto with the Iceland Symphony, Karina Canellakis, Conductor  - 26 October 2017




Wesley Ferriera Masterclasses at the Moscow Conservatory - 25 October 2017




Chicago Symphony Principal Clarinet and VIP Stephen Williamson - performance of Mozartís Clarinet Concerto with Riccardo Muti and the CSO on Tour including San Diego, California - October 2017



Clarinet Extravaganza at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 22 October 2017




Rutgers University Woodwind Day - VIP Maureen Hurd-Hause, Director - with Guest artists: AdZel Duo - VIP's Miriam Adam and Stephanie Zelnick  - New Brunswick, New Jersey - 22 October 2017



Senior VIP Stanley Drucker performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Massapequa (Long Island) Philharmonic, David Bernard, Music Director - Massapequa, New York - 15 October 2017




VIP Ecesu Sertesen beim Brandenburgischen Staatsorchester-Zarathustra und Omar performing Kazel Say  Kayyam Clarinet Concerto  Op 36  - Frankfurt, Germany -  13 - 15 October 2017




Mercadante International Clarinet Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director - Bari, Italy - 12 - 15  October 2017




'Theater of Life' Chamber concert at the Fort Worth Contemporary Museum of Art with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen and colleagues - 14 October 2017




Seunghee Lee Master Classes and Concert at Middle Tennessee State University Dr Todd Waldecker, Host - 9 - 11 October 2017




Clarinettissimo Clarinet Choir conducted by VIP William Blayney and VIP Laura Grantier in concert and Master Classes with students


Clarinettissimo - Seattle Pacific University  - Washington - Sean Orborn, Director - October 7 - 8 2017




Colorado State University Clarinet Day with VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist with Houston Symphony) - Dr  Wesley Ferreira, Host - 7 October 2017



David Shifrin performs Brahms 1st Sonata with Orchestra scored by Luciano Berio


David Shifrin Master Class - University of Oregon - VIP Wonkak Kim, Host -6 October 2017




Benefit Concert for the Puerto Rico Relief with VIP Ricardo Morales and the Dali Quartet - North Wales Pennsylvania  - 1 October 2017



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