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February 2016 Hot News




11 - 16 February 2016




VIP Stephen Williamson Performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Chicago Symphony


Chicago, Illinois USA


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14 February 2016


Memorial Celebration for Leon Russianoff - 26 years after his passing away in 1990 - Manhattan School of Music - VIP Charles Neidich, Alan R Kay, and Mike Getzin, Directors 


New York City USA


            An important tribute to Leon Russianoff was held at the Manhattan School of Music honoring him 26 years after his passing away in 1990.   Over 150 past students and repecters attended and played in two recitals after a presentation and panel discussion about his history and contribution.  Panel included foremost past students including Stanley and Naomi Drucker, Charles Neidich, Alan Kay, Mitchell Estrin, David Krakauer, and Leon's daughter Sylvia.   Presentation given with slides and videos with Dr Stephen Clark, and the Panel commentated with Dr Timothy Phillips.  This day was organized by the Clarinet faculty at Manhattan School and Mike Getzin, WKA Founder and CEO.   Given the nature and honor stature of this event, including re-establishing the Russianoff Clarinet Scholarship initiated by Penny Russianoff as an endowment with Manhattan School of Music, it was certainly a high point of this year for the Clarinet world.





14 February 2016


Major Chamber and Clarinet Choir Concert with the "Presidents Own" The United States Marine Band performed at the John Phillip,Sousa Hall


 Washington, DC USA





13 February 2016


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Cleveland Orchestra) Soloist with the Jakarta Symphony Orchestra (Indonesia)


Jakarta, Indonesia





13 February 2016


Corrado Giuffredi - Guest Artist Master Class at Virginia Tech University, Dr. Phil Paglialonga, Host, concluding a Master Class having visiting several US Universities including Texas A&M in Commerce, Texas, University of Michigan, Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland and at Virginia Tech


 Blacksburg, Virginia





6 - 7 February 2016


Texas State University Clarinet Fiesta - Vanguel Tangarov, Director, with World Class Faculty including VIP's Philippe Cuper (Paris), Boris Allakherdyan (Metropolitan Opera), Andre Moisan (Montreal), Steve Girko (Austin Symphony), and David Gould (New York)


San Marcos, Texas USA





Master Classes with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen with the clarinet class at the University of Akron, Ohio with the energetic and talented students of VIP Kristina Belisle Jones - 2 February 2016 and with the clarinet class at the San Francisco Conservatory - 5 February 2016




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