Hot News May 2006

Kleinhans Music Hall

Sal Andolina in Hall

CD signing after concert

Kleinhans Hall

Kleinhans Main Hall

Andolina Official photo

Sal Andolina biography

Jazz Quintet

Andolina on Stage

Autographs after concert

26-27 May 2006

Tribute to Benny Goodman Concerts with Clarinetist Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Pops

Buffalo, New York USA

         A special set of commemerative concerts honoring the 'King of Swing' was held encompassing the full

Philharmonic featuring Bass Clarinetist and renowned jazz Clarinetist Sal Andolina, who performed an extensive

array of original music of his time along with arrangements including full Orchestra.  Program information is above

in the galleries.  Mr Andolina's background includes direct connection with Mr Goodman which has had a profound

influence on his playing jazz approaches.  The main hall at Kleinhans Music Hall was sold out both nights. Information

regarding Mr Andolina is below.

Summit Clarinet Choir

Stefan Harg Recital

Harg demonstration at class

Harg Lecture on Clarinet topics

Clarinet Choir rehearsal

Jonas Clarinet exhibit

Sonata recital

Solo performance with Stefan Harg

Clarinet Choir conductor rehearsing

Solo and reflection

5-7 May 2006
Stockholm Clarinet Summit
Stockholm, Sweden
            This summit was held at the beautiful venues of Nordiska Musikgymnasiet, a leading school for pre-education for 
young artists.
            The summit was very intensive and everyone had a good time and learnt very much.
             The participants consisted of players from amateurs to professionals. 
We had concerts that featured klezmer, Swedish folk music, and ensemble 
(clarinet choir) Stefan Harg and Katarina Ström-Harg played a concert
consisting of Boulez; Domaines, Debussy; Rhapsodie, Brahms Sonata No 2,
and Francaix Tema and Variation.
            Stefan Harg also held a seminar of the Mozart clarinet concerto played on Bassett clarinet and how it’s done on 
that instrument. He discussed the importance of playing with ornamentation and showed examples of this. The Basset 
clarinet featured a new design made by Howarth, clarinets in collaboration with Stefan Harg. It's a lower joint that can be 
fitted to any clarinet brand. In this case it was done on a Howarth S3 model.
           Stefan also held a reed and mouthpiece clinic. He individually helped the participants with selecting the right set-up. 
This event was sponsored by Vandoren.  
           Eva Rosen worked with ensembles and also with the clarinet choir.
            Stefan Harg did 3 master classes with piano clarinettist playing the
repertoire of Mozart, Debussy, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Poulenc.
            Jonas Näslund, the leading woodwind shop here in Sweden also did a seminar on how to take care of clarinets and 
how to select instruments.  Stefan and Jonas showed Vandoren’s slide show and talked about the Vandoren accessories reeds 
and mouthpieces.
            The event was sposored by Vandoren, Paris , Howarth, clarinets UK , Jonas
Näslund and Nordiska musikgymnasiet. The arranger of this was fpmusic a company that specializes in workshops and concerts ... 
            The Clarinet Summit will be back in November with guest artists from France UK and Sweden.  
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