Hot News November 2004

Maureen Hurd, Ben Redwine, and Jean-Francoise Bescond

Ms Hurd at Clarinet Class

Clarinet lesson

Ms Hurd and students

Annapolis Naval Academy Band Clarinet Choir

 19 November 2004 

4th Annual US Naval Academy Band Clarinet Day  USA

         During these two days of activities held in Annapolis at the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, this conference was held in collaboration with the Naval Academy Band and the two below distinguished artists, and Conn-Selmer, a major sponsor of this event,

         On Thursday, November 18th at 5:00 P.M., Dr. Ed Riley from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro conducted a master class entitled "The Vocal Approach: How to Sing on the Clarinet." In the evening, Ben Redwine and Jean-Francois Bescond joined Ed Riley and Maureen Hurd for a recital featuring new music and classics from the clarinet repertoire (Poulenc, Weber, Kovacs, Cahuzac, Arnold, Ravel...). On Friday, November 19th, at 5:00 P.M., Ms. Hurd conducted a master class entitled “Musical Groupings: Making the Difficult Easy and Musical”. Some students from the University of Maryland attended this so interesting master-class. These Clarinet Days have been concluded at 8:00 P.M. with a performance by the United States Naval Academy Clarinet Choir: the 9 clarinetists from the USNA Band performed arrangements and originally written pieces.

        This 4th Annual United States Naval Academy Band’s Clarinet Day featured, courtesy of the Conn-Selmer Company, Dr. Edwin Riley, clarinet professor at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and web commentator for the Clarinet Corner (Selmer) Resources,  and Ms. Maureen Hurd, clarinet professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Columbus State University Riverview Performing Arts Center

Student lesson with CSU student

HS Student lesson at CSU

HS Students in lesson Master Class

Student CSU lesson

Mark Kleine Clarinet Performance

Middle School Student Clarinet Choir

Gillingham Performance with Dr Oberlander

Lisa Oberlander Master Class

 6 November 2004

Columbus State University (Georgia) Clarinet Day - Nov 2004

 On November 6, 2004, High school and Middle school clarinetists came from all over Georgia to Clarinet Day at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.  This was part of a larger "Woodwind and Percussion Day" at the Schwob School.

Clarinet Day consisted of a masterclass by CSU clarinet professor Lisa Oberlander with selected high school performers. Those performing were: Christina Bianco, MacIntosh HS; Emily Tyndall, Starr's Mill HS; Saori Kamata, Dublin HS; Aaron Groff, North Cobb HS; Elise Craft, Winder Barrow HS, and Steven Gooden, Fayette County HS.

The day continued with performances by three Schwob School clarinet majors: Steven Naimark, Melissa Redwood, and Mark Kliene. While the high schoolers went on a tour of the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts and the Rankin Housing, the middle school students got mini-lessons and played in clarinet choir. The teachers included Jessica Couch, Danita England, John Inzetta, and Melissa Redwood.

The day ended with a concert of the CSU Percussion Ensemble with faculty soloists Amy Griffiths (saxophone) in Charles Griffin's Fist Through Traffic, Lisa Oberlander (clarinet) in David Gillingham's Spiritual Dances, Andrée Martin (flute) in George Crumb's Idyll for the Misbegotten, and Paul Vaillancourt (percussion) in Michael Burritt's Timeless.


November 1, 2004

 New York Philharmonic’s  Drucker and Nuccio on Double Duty  during Japanese Orchestra Tour            

(Los Angeles) New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Stanley Drucker and associate principal and solo Eb clarinetist Mark Nuccio recently presented master classes and a concert for Tokyo dealers and students. Drucker and Nuccio, both Buffet Crampon artists, were touring Japan with the orchestra.

Buffet Crampon Japan (BCJ), The Music Groups Japanese distribution company, sponsored the events and organized an instrument exhibition in the Concert Hall lobby displaying the full range of Buffet Crampon clarinets for those attending the events.

Nuccio later travelled to Taiwan to perform a clarinet concerto with the Taiwan Symphony Orchestra on October 31st. On November 1st Mark performed with a string quartet at the Dong Wu University.  The following day he presented master classes for the university’s students.


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