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March 2016 Newsletter



28 February - 16 March 2016


Camerino, Italy




3 March 2016


Salute to Senior VIP Paquito D'Rivera


New York City


4 March 2016


Chagrin Falls, Ohio






4 - 5 March 2016


Utah Clarinet Festival at Snow College


Snow, Utah




Utah Clarinet Festival

at Snow College ~ March 4-5, 2016



The Utah Clarinet Festival is a weekend of clarinet performances, lectures, and master classes open to clarinetists of all ages and skill levels.  The festival is organized and hosted by the clarinet professors at the Utah colleges and universities.  This is the fifth annual festival.

The 2016 Utah Clarinet Festival will be held at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on the Snow College Campus in Ephraim, Utah.

Snow College

Summerhays Music

The Music Store

D'Addario Woodwinds


Utah Clarinet Festival


Madeline LeBaron Johnson

Woodwind Area Coordinator

Associate Professor of Clarinet

Horne School of Music

Snow College

150 College Avenue

Ephraim, UT 84627


PHONE: 435.





4 -  6 March 2016


Wetzlarer, Germany


4.-6. März 2016, Wetzlarer Musikschule e.V.


Die Abenteuer des Clarinetto - Ensemblekurs


In diesem Klarinettenensemblekurs wird das Familienkonzert “Die Abenteuer von Clarinetto” mit Prof. Marco Thomas und der Unterstützung von Travis W. Meisner erarbeitet.

Dem kleinen Clarinetto erscheint im Traum eine Fee, welche ihm erzählt, dass es noch andere Wesen seiner Art gibt. Mit der von der Fee geschenkten Zeit-Raum-Reise- Rhythmus-Maschine begibt sich Clarinetto auf die Suche nach seinen Klarinetten- Verwandten und erlebt Abenteuer aller Art. So reist er unter anderem nach New York, zum Oktoberfest nach München oder zu Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ins 18. Jahrhundert... Im Ensemble wird die Geschichte mit Soloparts, die von den Teilnehmern übernommen werden, erarbeitet. Mit Musik von W.A. Mozart, Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck und vielen anderen.


Der Kurs endet mit einer Präsentation des Werkes im Abschlußkonzert am Sonntag, 6. März 2016 um 11:00 Uhr



Der Kurs ist offen für Klarinettisten jeden Alters und Könnens. Das Werk wird ge- meinsam erarbeitet und aufgeführt. Es ist ebenso für Pädagogen interessant, die es z.B. an anderer Stelle ausprobieren oder aufführen??? möchten. 


  • 60€ Erwachsene / 40€ Schüler für Mitglieder der Wetzlarer Musikschule e.V. und   der Deutschen Klarinetten-Gesellschaft e.V. 

  • 80€ Erwachsene/ 60€ Schüler für Nicht-Mitglieder 



5 March 2016




VIP Charles Neidich performs on Period Bassett A Clarinet - Mozart Clarinet Quintet


Boston, Massachusetts





Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:00pm



Paine Hall, behind Science Building, in the Music Building

Presented by: Music Department

Tickets: Event is free. Tickets Required. Limit of 2 tickets per person. Tickets valid until 7:45PM.
How to get tickets: Available by phone and internet for a fee. Call 617-496-2222 or reserve on line at

Beethoven Op. 18 No. 2
Kai Polzhofer Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradiso*
Mozart Clarinet Quintet with Charles Neidich

* winner of the Blodgett Composition Competition



5 March 2016


Rowan, New Jersey




5 March 2016


Southeastern Louisiana University Clarinet Day




5 March 2016






9 March 2016




9 - 12 March 2016


Brussels, Belgium



10 March 2016



12 March 2016



12 March 2016



12 March 2016









12 March 2016


University of Nebraska at Lincoln - VIP Diane Barger, Director




About Midwest Clarifest

All clarinetists of middle school through college age are invited to participate. Clarinetists and band directors who teach privately or in the public schools are welcome to participate along with their students.

The festival includes:
  • Morning Recital
  • Clarinet Reading Session
  • Master classes
  • Lecture Recitals

For more information, please contact Dr. Diane Barger



12 March 2016


Master Class with VIP David Krakauer


Rennes, France



13 March 2016 - 2 PM


New York Philharmonic Chamber Concert Performing Messiean Quartet for the End of Time with Conductor Alan Gilbert, and members including VIP Anthony McGill at the Metropolitan Gallery of Art




14 and 15 March 2016


VIP's Nathan Williams and Andre Moisan  Master Classes at Buffet Showroom - 5 - 7 PM


New York City




14 - 18 March 2016



17 March 2016


Zsinagoga, Hungary



19 March 2016


Athens, Ohio




Ohio University 13th Clarinet Gala, Dr Rebecca Rischin, Director



                On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Ohio University will host its 13th Clarinet Gala, a full day of clarinet events for all ages and interests, in collaboration with Flute Fest and Double-Reed Extravaganza. Featured will be the Honors Clarinet Choir, to be comprised of outstanding high school and college clarinetists selected via audition from throughout the region. Teachers, students, parents, amateurs and professionals are welcome to attend. The guest artist will be Dr. Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Artist/Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. All events will take place in Robert Glidden Hall, the School of Music, on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. For audition information on the Honors Clarinet Choir and registration for the Gala, visit the Clarinet Gala website or contact the host, Dr. Rebecca Rischin


             Set your calendars for Saturday, March 19, 2016, the date of the 2016 Ohio University Clarinet Gala, featuring the host, Ohio University Professor of Clarinet Rebecca Rischin and University of North Carolina School of the Arts Clarinet Professor Oskar Espina-Ruiz. Once again, the 2016 Honors Clarinet Choir, featuring outstanding high school and college clarinetists to be selected via audition from all over the region, will rehearse and perform along with the talented clarinet students at Ohio University. Stay tuned to this website for further information.



19 March 2016


Camerino, Italy




19 March 2016


The Netherlands



Dear Clarinettists,

The invitation to tender for the clarinet play in 2016 has been opened.

Saturday, March 19, there will be in the verenigingsgebouw of the urban harmony harderwijk for the third time in the clarinets play will be held. This day is under the leadership of conductor joop boerstoel. Clarinet choir winds organizes this day.

The Walk-in of the day starts at 09:00 PM. You get the music distributed. 10:00 a.m. start the rehearsal and at the end of the afternoon, around 16:00 hours, there will be a concert be given.

Do you write in via:




19 - 20 March 2016


Santa Comba Dao, Portugal






21 March 2016


Hong Kong, China




23 March 2016 - Noonday Konzert - 1 PM




VIP and Solo Klarinettist in the Radio Sinfonie Orchestre Stuttgart Dirk Altmann Performs Copland Clarinet Concerto


Stuttgart, Germany


Rso-Solo Clarinetist Dirk Altmann (Photo) is a soloist in the noon concert on 23.3. At 13 o ' clock in the liederhalle Stuttgart:


Ravel | Pavane pour une infa...nte défunte
Copland | concert for clarinet and string orchestra with harp and piano
Bernstein | Symphonic Dances from: West side story


Dirk Altmann | Clarinet


A founding member of the World Clarinet Alliance from 1988


Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra of the SWR
Joshua Weilerstein | Conductor
Kerstin Gebel | moderation


"the pavane for a deceased princess" composed Maurice Ravel 1899 for piano and then brought out the orchestral version 1910. Only approx. Six minutes the piece and applies but when key work for the breakthrough of the composer with the Paris audience. Look in the emergence of a Renaissance Fantasy-Spain and a ceremonial in the beguiling musical ravel's.
Almost a century has seen Aaron Copland. In 1900, he was born in New York City, and died there in 1990., he was incredibly famous with his "Fanfare for the common man", One of the most popular bläsermelodien until today. His Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra with harp and piano, he composed 1948. It consists of two sentences, the by a virtuoso and jazzy cadence are connected to each other, and is one of the most important clarinets concerts of the 20. th century.
Copland was a close friend of Leonard Bernstein and had a great influence on his composition style. Essential and is characterized by jazz also bernstein's most famous musical "West side story". The Symphonic Dances it bring the music of the Broadway effect full on the stage.



25 - 27 March 2016

VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist with Mito (Japan) Chamber Orchestra in Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with Seiji Ozawa





Seiji Ozawa, Conductor (only the Beethoven Symphony in the second half)
Ricardo Morales, Clarinet

Sibelius: “Valse triste” from Incidental Music for “Kuolema,” Op. 44
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, K. 622
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in A minor, Op. 67

After a quarter century of collaboration between MCO General Director Seiji Ozawa and the MCO ensemble, the two finally present a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, “Fate,” considered one of Beethoven’s greatest masterpieces, and arguably the best-known composition of classical music. The program can be described as the climax of the series of Maestro Ozawa’s and MCO’s Beethoven symphony performances. Another highlight of the program is the concerto performed by MCO’s newest member, Ricardo Morales from Puerto Rico, who is considered one of the most sought-after clarinetists in the world today.



26 - 27 March 2016


Boston Clarinet Academy - VIP Jonathan Cohler, Director





28 March - 2 April 2016


 The Fourth Annual Fiesta de los Clarinetes


Havana, Cuba

                The Fourth Annual Fiesta de los Clarinetes will take place in Havana, Cuba March 28-April 2.  The event is organized by the Duo D'Accord to bring together chamber music professionals from both within in Cuba and abroad to celebrate a musical fiesta.  The event is sponsored by the National Concert Music Center and the Mozart Lyceum of Havana and will include performances as well as master classes and workshops.  Guest artists will include Javier Zalba, Antonio Dorta, Arîstides Porto, Héctor Eduardo Herrera, Alejandro Calzadilla, Alden Ortuño, Michael Elvermann, Rafael Inciarte, Maryibis García, Niniam Rodríguez, Kimani Simón, Joel Lafont, the Trio Cañas Móviles, Trio Tre Colori, and the clarinet quartet Ebanos de la Habana.  Contact Marita Rodriguez at for more information.











31 March 2016




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