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International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018



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Berliner Philharmoniker 2019 - 2020 Season Announcement with Kirill Petrenko


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Krzysztof Penderecki - Internationally Renowned Composer, Conductor and Iconic Musical Figure of the last and Present Century - In Memoriam - 29 March 2020



Charles Wuorinen - Major American Composer and proactive authority in New Music Founder of the New Group for Contemporary Music in New York  - In Memoriam - 11 March 2020



William O Smith - Renowned Clarinetist and Jazz Performer and Composer of some of the most important Contemporary Music for the Clarinet - In Memoriam - 4 March 2020



James DePriest - Acclaimed American Conductor - In Memoriam - 28 February 2020



Hans Deinzer - Celebrated German Klarinette Pedagogue and teacher at the Musikhochule in Hannover and mentor of many of the Great German and European players - In Memoriam - 26 February 2020


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WA Concert Series with the New York Woodwind Quintet at the Tenri Cultural Center - Senior VIP Charles Neidich, Director - New York City





VIP and President and CEO of Buffet-Crampon USA Francois Kloc awarded the “Chevalier dans l’ordre National du Merite” which is the second highest recognition one can receive from the President de la Republique Francaise - Jacksonville, Florida - 7 March 2020







William Hudgins (Solo Clarinetist in the Boston Symphony) and Catherine Hudgins perform Boston Premiere of Daniel Crozier's Concerto for 2 Clarinets - Boston, Massachussetts
 - 1 March 2020






VIP and International Soloist - Professor at the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, Maryland) Alexander Fiterstein Soloist and Conductor of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and the Artie Shaw Concerto with the Belgorod State Orchestra at the Music Festival and Master Classes - Belgorod, Russia - 26 February - 1 March 2020






VIP and Acclaimed Soloist Shirley Brill performs with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra - 1 March 2020



VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra Ricardo Morales performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Independence Sinfonia - 1 March 2020





Brandon University 10th Anniversary Clarinet Festival - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada - 29 February - 1 March 2020







Guido Six Clarinet Days - Ostend, Belgium - 28 February - 1 March 2020




Texas A & M Clarinet Colloquium - VIP Alice Mary Druhan, Director - Commerce, Texas - 29 February 2020




Utah Clarinet Festival at Utah Valley University with VIP Richie Hawley (Professor at Rice University) - Utah Valley, Utah - 29 February 2020




Anna Paulova performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Komorni Philharmonie - Pardubice, Poland - 26 February 2020




Paul André Meyer Master Class - 26 February 2020, at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris-Alfred Cortot - Paris, France




VIP Sebastian Manz - Solo Klarinettist in the Stuttgart Radio Symphony and Renowned Soloist awarded the 2020 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists - Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - New York City - 26 February 2020




24 - 25 February 2020 - with more classes in next few months as posted - VIP Wenzel Fuchs Master Classes - Valencia, Spain





Entire Gala Concert


Chamber Performance from this Gala Concert


Concert with the leading Moscow clarinetists "Clarinet Gala" held, dedicated to the 330th anniversary of the clarinet's invention, in the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Conservatory - 24 February 2020




VIP David Gould performs World Premiere of Salvador Brotons Bass Clarinet Concerto with the Vancouver Symphony (Washington) - 22 - 23 February 2020



Millikin University Clarinet Day with VIP Stephanie Zelnick - Decatur, Illinois - 22 February 2020




J Lawrie Bloom explains the New Bass Clarinet Concerto


Senior VIP and Bass Clarinetist and Soloist J Lawrie Bloom performs World Premiere of Ophelia’s Tears, Concertante Elegy, a new work by Nicolas Bacri, commissioned by Chicago Symphony's Music Director for Bloom  Riccardo Muti - 20 February 2020 - Chicago, Illinois




Penn State Faculty Wind Quintet performs at the Buffet-Crampon New York Showroom - VIP Tony Costa, Clarinetist  New York City - 19 February 2020




VIP Gabor Varga Soloist Performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Great Hall of the Liszt Academy, with the Hungarian Radio Symphony, under the baton of Carlo Montanaro - Budapest, Hungary - 14 February 2020




Congratulations to Amy Gravell, the winner of the new Buffet Crampon clarinet and Master Class with VIP Stephen Girko (Austin Symphony) and VIP and ICA President Mitchell Estrin

5th anniversary edition of Texas State Clarinet Fiesta - Vanguel Tangarov, Director,, with guest artists, clinicians, and colleagues: Mitchell Estrin, Dmitry Perevertailenko, Stephen Girko, Michael Tran (Vandoren), and Wolfgang Lohff (LP Winds USA) - 15 - 16 February 2020 - San Marcos, Texas




VIP and Solo Klarinetist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic (Turkey) - performing Weber Concerto no 1  Op 73 with their chief conductor Sascha Goetze




Tempest Fantasy is a 2003 chamber music composition in five movements for cello, clarinet, violin, and piano by the American composer Paul Moravec. The piece is dedicated to clarinetist David Krakauer and the piano trio Trio Solisti, who premiered the work May 2, 2003 at Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.


VIP Wonkak Kim Performs with Mirus Trio at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall - New York City - 10 February 2020



Walter Boeykens Clarinet Days - with VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe as Soloist with the Orkest Van Het Oosten -         Enschede, The Netherlands - 8 February 2020




VIP Ludmilla Peterkova (Czech Republic)  Master Class and Recital at Troy University - VIP Timothy Phillips, Host

 Troy, Alabama - 6 February 2020




Faculty and VIPs Eric Mandat, Guy Yehuda and Minghze Wang in Trio and Mandat Recital


Michigan State University Clarinet Extravaganza - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 2 February 2020



 Soloist with the Fort Collins Symphony - 1 February 2020




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2020 Headline Galleries


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