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Hot News Pages  -  Organized by Year with Each Month of that Year Listed on the Yearly Page


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International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018



Clarinet and Chamber Music, Concerto, Jazz, New Music, Clarinet Ensemble Recordings




Check the Monthly WKA Newsletters - November 2019


Check the current Hot News Page - November 2019



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Berliner Philharmoniker 2019 - 2020 Season Announcement with Kirill Petrenko




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VIPs Vardi and Eban perform Mendellsohn Concertpiece No 1 as part of Artist Recital




Master Classes with Eli; Eban and Amitai Vardi





Kent State University Clarinet Studio with Eli Eban and Amitai Vardi


Kent State University Clarinet Day - Amitai Vardi., Director, with VIP Eli Eban (Professor at Indiana University)

Ohio - 9 November 2019





Ensemble Conductors Jim Adkins and Vicki Smith





Master Class students with Matthew Heller, Daniel McKelway (Associate Principal/Eb Clarinet in the Cleveland Orchestra and Faculty at Baldwin-Wallace, Dennis Nygren


Venner Clarinet Choir performs at Baldwin-Wallace University with Soloist Matthew Nelson (Professor at the Universty of Louisville) performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto (arranged for Clarinet Choir by Dennis Nygren) and a Master Class following the Concert - 3 November 2019 - Berea, Ohio


Acclaimed Artists playing Period Instruments including Colin Lawson (Director and Professor at the Royal College of Music in London), Todd Williams, Horn, Sylvia Berry, Fortepiano, and Wouter Verschuren, Bassoon





Music Director Debra Nagy discussing the Period Instruments from the days of these Piano Quintets




Les Delices Chamber Concerts featuring Period Instrument performances of Beethoven & Mozart Wind and Piano Quintets - Debra Nagy, Oboist, Director - Akron and Cleveland, Ohio - 1 - 3 November 2019




Kevin Spagnolo - Clarinet winner of the Berliner International Music Competition - 30 October 2019





Rehearsal Clip of Francaix with Karel Dohnal


VIP Karel Dohnal performs Jean Francaix Clarinet Concerto at Koger Center for the Arts Columbia, South Carolina with the  USC Symphony Orchestra - Scott Weiss, Conductor - 29 October 2019









Colin Lawson (Director and Professor at the Royal College of Music - London) Master Class on Historical Instruments at the Cleveland Institute of Music - Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Host  - Cleveland, Ohio - 28 October 2019



ClariMania Festival - VIP Jan Jakob Bokun, Director - Wroclaw, Poland - 24 - 26 October 2019




Fredonia Clarinet Quartet Concert with State University of New York at Fredonia Faculty and Alumni and Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker (Bass Clarinet Alumni and member of the Houston Symphony for 40 years) - 26 October 2019 - Tonawanda, New York





Recital bow with Pianist Kajuko Hayami and Stanley Drucker performing Brahms 2nd Sonata Op 120 Nr 2 and Berntein Sonata




Buffet Woodwind Director Matt Vance and Digital Force Jerome Bunke  CEO Introducing the Heritage CD Collection of Dr Drucker




Artist VIPs  David Gould (Vandoren), Stanley Drucker, Pascual Martinez-Forteza (2nd Clarinetist and Associate Principal in the New York Philharmonic, Matt Vance, Woodwind Manager with Buffet-Crampon USA, and WKA CEO Mike Getzin



Senior VIP and Legend Solo Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic Stanley Drucker in Recital and CD Party at the New York Buffet Showroom - 25 October 2019






Official results - Senior Soloists
XV International Clarinet Competition “Saverio Mercadante”
17-20 ottobre 2019, Noci (Bari)


1st Prize - not assigned
2nd Prize - Ricardo Bérna Torá (Spain)
3rd Prize ex-aequo - Giuseppe Dugo (Italy) - Catarina Angela Pereira (Portugal)




Mercadante International Clarinet Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director

Noces, Bari, Italy - 17 - 20 2019




VIP Wenzel Fuchs (Principal Klarinetteist in the Berliner Philharmoniker) - Soloist in performances of Mozart and Copland Clarinet Concertos with the Cyprus Symphony

Nicosia, Larnaka, and Paphos, Cyprus - 17, 18, 19 October 2019




Roeland Hendrikx Master Class at the Juilliard Shool - Senior VIP Charles Neidich, Host - New York City 15 October 2019




New York Philharmonic Master Classes on Tour at Oklahoma State University with VIP and Solo Clarinetist Anthony McGill - 11 October 2019



Soloist Roeland Hendrikx performs Weber's 1st Clarinet Concerto Op 73 with Orchestra


Clarinet 2 Pasio International Festival - Pasio, Colombia - 7 - 10 October 2019




Quartet bow, Duo for 2 Bass Clarinets with Richard Nunemaker and Professor Andrew Seigel


Inaugural Performance of the Fredonia Clarinet Quartet at SUNY Fredonia featuring Clarinet Faculty and Alumni Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker - Fredonia, New York - 8 October 2019




Yu-Ting Cheng (Student of VIP Alan Kay) and Maestro Michael Morgan


Performance Clip of Corigliano Performance


Yu-Ting Cheng (Student of VIP Alan Kay) and Maestro Michael Morgan and the SUNY Stony Brook University Symphony Orchestra perform John Corigliano Clarinet Concerto as part of her DMA Recital - 5 October 2019



Thailand Clarinet Academy Faculty


Thailand International Clarinet Academy - VIP Radovan Cavallin and Kristen Dizon, Directors - Bangkok, Thailand - 1 - 5 October 2019




The Verdehr Trio: pianist Sylvia Roederer, violinist Walter Verdehr, clarinetist Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr


Masters of a Medium: Eastman Honors the Verdehr Trio - October 5 2019


The members of an important American chamber ensemble recognized by the Eastman School of Music, and for several of the members it will truly be a homecoming.  The Trio was formed by Senior VIP Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr and Walter and Sylvia Roederer

On Saturday, October 5, during Eastman’s alumni weekend, the members of the Verdehr Trio will be special guests at a Morning Chamber Music concert, where they’ll be presented by Dean Jamal Rossi with the school’s Luminary Award, given to “individuals who have given extraordinary service to music and the arts at the national and local levels.”

The description certainly fits the members of the Verdehr Trio, who have created a vast repertoire of 20th and 21st century works for its chosen medium: a trio of violin, clarinet, and piano (with variations).




  The latest  month events of interest are posted above to Headline them. All previous events are posted in the Headline Galleries so everyone can see and be informed. Click below to check these important archives with photo galleries that have appeared on this page.


2019 Headline Galleries


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