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December 2017 Hot News


Rowan University Clarinet Day - Dr Rie Suzuki, Director, with SSgt. Parker Gaims - Clarinetist in the 'Presidents Own' United States Marine Band in Washington, DC - Rowen, New Jersey - 2 December 2017


VIP Seunghee Lee Recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with World Premiere - 4 December 2017


VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist in Houston, Texas Symphony Master Class at the Buffet New York Showroom - 8 December 2017


VII Congreso National de la Clarinete - Madrid, Spain - 8 - 10 December 2017


A “Late Night” concert with French chamber music and Simon Rattle at the piano  performing Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano and the Messiean Quartet for the End of Time with VIP Wenzel Fuchs - 9 - 10 December 2017


Memorial Tribute for Senior VIP Donald Montanaro - Associate/Eb Clarinetist Emeritus in the Philadelphia Orchestra; Renowned Chamber Music Artist - Professor at the Curtis Institute - In Memoriam - 30 November 2016 held 10 December 2017 - Boston, Massachusetts


ClarMeet Porto Clarinet Festival - Porto, Portugal - 15 - 18 December 2017

“Wa” Concert Series
“The Originality of Greatness: Celebrating Elliott Carter’s 109th Birthday”
Tenri Cultural Institute


 New York City - 16 December 2017

VIP Wenzel Fuchs Mozarteum Clarinet Studio Christmas Recital - 18 December 2017 - Salzburg, Austria

VIP Guy Yehuda and Tasha Warren Master Classes and Concert at the Academy of Music - Tel Aviv, Israel - 19 December 2017




November 2017 Hot News


Master Class with Ron Selka, Solo Clarinetist in the Israeli Philharmonic at the Peabody Conservatory - Alexander Fitelstein, Host  - Baltimore, Maryland - 3 November 2017 


David Howard (Bass Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Master Class at the Buffet New York Showroom - New York City - 3 November 2017


VIP Anthony McGill Soloist with the New York Philharmonic performing Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs on a 100th Birth Anniversary of Bernstein's birth, Alan Gilbert, Conductor - New York City - 3 November 2017


Navy Band Clarinet Day - VIP Laura Grantier, Director, with VIP Richie Hawley and Eugene Mondie  Washington DC - 3 - 4 November 2017


Barcelona Clarinet Players World Premiere Kelanit for Clarinet Quartet and Band - Bilbao, Spain - 5 November 2017


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker on French Tour with Buffet Crampon and Vandoren - 1 - 20 November 2017


VIP Anneliene van Wauwe Soloist in performance of Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto with the Aachen (Germany) Sinfonieorchester - Justus Thorau, Conductor - 6 November 2017


Stoltzman Sounds Concert featuring Mika and Richard Stoltzman at Zanker Hall at Carnegie Hall - New York - 7 November 2017


Celebrating 40 Years of Championing American Composers with Clarinet Soloist Derek Bermel, performing Leonard Bernstein's Sonata scored with Orchestra with the American Composers Orchestra at the Rose Concert Hall at Lincoln Center - 7 November 2017


During the Berliner Philharmoniker Tour at Hong Kong, Master Class with Orchestra Principals and Players held at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with VIP Andreas Ottensamer - Andrew Simon, Host


VIP Charles Neidich Chamber Concert 'Emotion and Intellect' at Tenri Cultural Institute - 10 November 2017


Buffet Crampon 50th Year Celebration in Japan with World-Class Artists - Tokyo, Japan - 14 November 2017


Master class by Michael Rusinek at the Peabody Conservatory - special guests in the audience, the superb clarinet section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (including Alex Bedenko) with Alexander Bedenko and Yao Guang Zhai - 17 November 2017


31st ClarinetFestival in Fukui, Japan - Japanese Clarinet Association - 19 November 2017




October 2017 Hot News


Benefit Concert for the Puerto Rico Relief with VIP Ricardo Morales and the Dali Quartet - North Wales Pennsylvania  - 1 October 2017


David Shifrin Master Class - University of Oregon - VIP Wonkak Kim, Host - 6 October 2017


Colorado State University Clarinet Day with VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist with Houston Symphony) - Dr  Wesley Ferreira, Host - 7 October 2017


Clarinettissimo - Seattle Pacific University  - Washington - Sean Orborn, Director - October 7 - 8 2017


Seunghee Lee Master Classes and Concert at Middle Tennessee State University Dr Todd Waldecker, Host - 9 - 11 October 2017


'Theater of Life' Chamber concert at the Fort Worth Contemporary Museum of Art with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen and colleagues - 14 October 20


VIP Ecesu Sertesen beim Brandenburgischen Staatsorchester-Zarathustra und Omar performing Kazel say - Kayyam clarinet concerto  op 36  - Frankfurt, Germany -  13 - 15 October 2017


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Massapequa (Long Island) Philharmonic, David Bernard, Music Director - Massapequa, New York - 15 October 2017


Chicago Symphony Principal Clarinet and VIP Stephen Williamson - performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with Riccardo Muti and the CSO on Tour including San Diego, California - October 2017


Wesley Ferriera Masterclasses at the Moscow Conservatory - 25 October 2017


VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer Soloist performing Stamitz Clarinet Concerto with the Iceland Symphony, Karina Canellakis, Conductor  - 26 October 2017


200th Anniversary Celebration Concert of the West Point Band, the Oldest Band in the US Army founded in 1817, at Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center - New York City - 29 October 2017


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker informal performance and CD Party at the Buffet New York Showroom - 30 October 2017




September 2017 Hot News


VIP and Renowned Solo Oboist Albrecht Mayer in the Berliner Philharmoniker marks his 25th year as Principal


A week of intensive coaching with the Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra with VIP's Franklin and Diana Cohen in Szczecin, Poland - 1 - 8 September 2017


David Shifrin Master Class and Recital at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Host  - 12 September 2017


VIP Diane Barger and Denise Gainey (Amitia Duo) master class and Concert at Kansas State University - Dr Tod Kerstetter, Host - 13 September 2017


McGill/McHale Trio performs at the Buffet New York Showroom and CD Party - 13 September 2017


Senior VIP Karl Leister (Solo Klarinettist Emeritus in the Berliner Philharmoniker Master Class at the Milan Conservatory - VIP Luigi Magistrelli, Host - 26 September 2017 - Milan, Italy


VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the Istanbul (Turkey) Opera/Ballet Orchestra Ecesu Sertesen performs Recital at the Buffet New York Showroom - 26 September 2017



August 2017 Hot News



George Mason University Summer Clarinet Academy - Co-Directors/ Instructors:  Catina Sweedy and Kathy Mulcahy - Fairfax, Virginia USA - 31 July - 4 August 2017


Cleveland Orchestra announces appointment of Afendi Yusuf as new principal clarinet effective September 2017 - August 10, 2017


July 2017 Hot News


University of North Texas ClarEssentials Workshops - Ivan Petruzziello, Acting Principal Clarinetist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; master classes, clinics, and recitals presented by renowned University of North Texas clarinet faculty members John Scott, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Deborah Fabian, and Daryl Coad - Denton, Texas - 28 June - 1 July 2017


ChamberFest Cleveland - VIP's Franklin and Diana Cohen, Directors - Cleveland, Ohio - 15 June - 1 July 2017


World Premiere of Dawid Pajdzik's Double Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and strings at Martinu Hall. Wonderful piece- fresh, virile and full of inspiration. Bravo to Dawid, Ola Demowska-Madejska, Adam Eljasinski and Inter-CAMERATA with VIP Jan Jakun Bokun - Prague, Czech Republic - 1 July 2017


ClarinetFest (collaborating with the  International Clarinet Association) - ICA)  - Orlando, Florida - 26 - 30 July 2017




June 2017 Hot News


University of Auckland Clarinet Day - VIP Marie Ross, Director - Auckland, New Zealand - 3 June 2017


Joseph Morris, Solo Clarinetist with the Pacific (California) Symphony, 1st Prize winner at the Houston Symphony's Ima Hogg Competition - 3 June 2017


Henri Selmer Paris Summer Clarinet Academy at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 31 May - 4 June 2017


Bergen International Festival - at Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen · June 6, 2017 · Violist Lars Anders Tomter, Sharon Kam - Clarinet and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland performing Franz Krommer Concerti in Troldsalen, Norway 


Special Concert for Unity Finale Concert (New York Philharmonic) with Alan Gilbert Conducting  (along with several other instrumentalists from several countries worldwide performing  this special Concert of Unity under Alan Gilbert at his Finale as Music Director - 8 - 10 June 2017


Lift Clarinet Academy - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado - Wesley Ferreira,  Jana Starling, Directors, with Guest Artist VIP Robert Spring - 12 - 16 June 2017


Senior VIP and legendary Klarinettist Emeritus in the Berliner Philharmoniker Karl Leister at Vandoren Paris - 19 June 2017


VIP Shirley Brill Performs Boulez Domaines at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Paris, France - 23 June 2017


Renowned Soloist Martin Frost, on Tour to multiple International Cities, performs the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany - 23 June 2017


ChamberFest Cleveland - VIP's Franklin and Diana Cohen, Directors - Cleveland, Ohio - 15 June - 1 July 2017




May 2017 Hot News


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Master Class and Concert with the Venner Clarinet Choir - Akron, Ohio - 1 May 2017


VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer Soloist performing the Weber 1st Clarinet Concerto Op 73, Mariss Jansons, Conductor - European Concert - Cypress - 1 May 2017


Master Classes with Senior VIP David Shifrin, Professor at Yale University and renowned Soloist at the State University of New York at Purchase - VIP Akako Oshima, Host


Master Class and Clarinet Choir reading with Performing Organization Chairman and President-Elect of the International Clarinet Association - ICA Mitchell Estrin at New Jersey City College - Joseph D'Auguste, Host - 8 May 2017


Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Clarinet Symposium - Northeast Illinois University - VIPs Rose SperrazzaJohn Bruce Yeh, Directors - Chicago, Illinois - 12 - 13 May 2017




April 2017 Hot News


University of Maryland Clarinet Symposium - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director with Senior VIP Steve Cohen (Professor at Northwestern University and Former Solo Clarinetist in the Louisiana Philharmonic - College Park, Maryland - 2 April 2017


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Recital at Trinity Cathedral Noon Concert Series with Performance of World Premiere of the David Conte Clarinet Sonata written for Franklin Cohen - Cleveland, Ohio - 5 April 2017


Berliner Philharmoniker Easter Festival in Baden Baden, Germany - 7 - 17 April 2017


4th International Clarinet Competition Ghent, with World Class Jury of Artists - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ghent, Belgium - 10 - 22 April 2017 - Currently in Progress


VIP Annaliene Van Wauwe performs Mozart Klarinette Konzert K622 on Bassett A Clarinet with the Georgische Kammerorchester in Augsburg, Germany - 15 April 2017


 Arizona State University (Tempe) New Music Festival - April 2017 - VIP Robert Spring, Director




March 2017 Hot News


Clarinets on Stage Festival - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ypres, Belgium - 1 - 4 March 2017


Southern Mississippi University (Hattiesburg) Clarinet Day - 4 March 2017


Julian Herve, Soloist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in Performance of Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 - 9 March 2017


Backun International Clarinet Competition - Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee -  9 - 11 March 2017


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen performs Oscar Navarro's 2nd Clarinet Concerto with the Paducah, Kentucky Symphony - 11 March 2017


Alexander Fiterstein, Renowned Soloist and newly appointed Professor at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, Soloist performing Argento's Capriccio for Clarinet and Orchestra "Rossini in Paris" with the Saint Paul (Minnesota) Civic Symphony - 12 March 2017


Peking / Beijing,  China Recital / Master Classes at the Beijing Central Conservatory with VIP Philippe Cuper - Solo Clarinetist in the Paris Opera, Professor at the Versailles Concervatory, France - 14,15,16 March 2017


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen performs Oscar Navarro's 2nd Clarinet Concerto with the Charlotte, Florida Symphony - 19 March 2017


VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist with the 'Presidents Own' The United States Marine Band performing Jonathan Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto - Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria, Virginia - 19 March 2017





February 2017 Hot News


VIP Anthony McGill, Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic, featured on the Orchestra's February Cover of their Musicians - 3 February 2017


University of Alabama (UAB) 15th Clarinet Symposium with VIP's Richard Stoltzman and Daniel Gilbert - Dr Denise Gainey, Director - Birmingham, Alabama - 4 - 5 February 2017


Vinetertoner Kammermusik Festival - with VIP Charles Neidich, guest artist - Struer, Denmark - 2 - 7 February 2017


Master Classes and Performance of Leshnoff Clarinet Concerto with VIP Ricardo Morales with the Frost Wind Ensemble at The University of Miami - Miami, Florida - 4 - 6 February 2017


University of Nebraska MidWest ClariFest - VIP Diane Barger, Director, with VIP Stephanie Zelnick - Lincoln, Nebraska - 11 February 2017


Texas State University Clarinet Fiesta - San Marcos, Texas - 11 - 12 February 2017


Florida Southern College Clarinet Day - Stacey McColley, Director - 12 February 2017 - Lakeland, Florida


VIP Jonathan Cohler Master Class Tour at Four Universities in Ohio  with VIP Professors presiding - February 2017


VIP Alcides Rodriguez (Bass Clarinetist in the Atlanta Symphony) Master Class at Columbus State University - Dr Lisa Oberlander, Host - Columbus, Georgia - 20 February 2017


BEYOND THE CLARINET, at the State University of New York at Stony Brook with VIP Charles Neidich -  VIP Alan R Kay, Host - 22 February 2017


VIP Radovan Cavallin USA Master Class/Recital Tour  -  11 - 24 February 2017


International Forum for Music Pedagogy with VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse - Funchal, Portugal - 23 February - 2 March 2017


VIP Stephanie Zelnick Soloist performing Gerald Finzi Five Bagatelles for Clarinet with the Longmont Symphony - Longmont, Colorado - 25 February 2017


Senior VIP David Shifrin, Renowned Soloist and former Director of Chamber Music Northwest, and Professor at Yale University, Soloist performing Weber's Clarinet Concertino and Rossini's Introduction, Theme & Variations with the Vancouver (Washington) Symphony - 26 February 2017




January 2017 Hot News


Senior VIP and Renowned Solo Klarinettist Karl Leister, Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker under Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, marks his 60th Year as Professional Klarinettist with a remarkable career including Solo and Chamber Music appearances worldwide and over 100 recordings - 1 January 2017


Clarinetissimo Festival - Brugges, Belgium - 4 - 7 January 2017


Michael Wayne and principal clarinetist William R. Hudgins perform Krommer's Concerto No. 2 in E-flat for two clarinets and orchestra, Op. 91, along with colleagues performing a Concerto Concert with The Boston Symphony, Ken-David Masur, conductor - 5 - 7 January 2017

VIP Anthony McGill Soloist performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Jacksonville Symphony  - Courtney Lewis, Conductor - Jacksonville, Florida - 6 - 7 January 2017


Norddeutsche Klarinettentage - Bremen, Germany - 5 - 8 January 2017


Effortless Oboe and Clarinet Recital with World Premiere of composer Joe Locastrio - Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker, Director - University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas - 7 January 2017


Historic Grand Opening of the ElbPhilarmonie in Hamburg, Germany with the NDR Philharmoniker with Special diverse concert program with top German Dignataries - 11 January 2017


VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill performs World Premiere of Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra: From the Mountaintop by Richard Danielpour (Commemerating Martin Luther King) with the Gateway Festival Rochester Orchestra


Penn State University Clarinet Day - Dr Anthony Costa, Director, with Prestige Clarinet Quartet - University Park, Pennsylvania - 14 January 2017


70th Anniversary performance of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time (first premiered Jan. 15, 1941). - Ms Warren  joined by colleagues Ben Sung, violin, Jihye Chang Sung, piano, and Greg Sauer, cello, all from Florida State University - Michigan State University - 15 January 2017


Senior VIP and Renowned Clarinet Classical and Jazz Performer and Composer Paquita 'D Rivera bestowed Richard Bogomolny National Service Award for his inspiration and educating generations of musicians, with the Chamber Music America - 15 January 2017


2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Winners - Interlochen,  Michigan - 17 January 2017 - Andrew Mazanko, clarinet winner, Russian Federation

Penn State University (State College, Pennsylvania) Chamber Concert including VIP Anthony McGill of the New York Philharmonic - 23 January 2017







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