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March 2020 Newsletter


28 February - 1 March 2020


Guido Six Clarinet Days


Osstend, Belgium



29 February - 1 March 2020


Brandon University 10th Anniversary Clarinet Festival


Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

1 March 2020

VIP Ricardo Morales Performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Independence Sinfonia

Independence, Pennsylvania

1 March 2020

Hella Clarinet Academy with Jose Daniel Cirigliano

1 March 2020

Cleveland Heights High School Music Department Fundraiser Party/Concert event at Night Town with Cleveland Orchestra members performing Mozart Wind Quintet with Piano K452

On March 1, 2020, the parent organization for the Cleveland Heights High School Band & Orchestra (BOPO) will host a fundraiser, A Musical Feast, at Nighttown Restaurant.

The event will include a scrumptious brunch and an auction and will feature live music performed by our own Heights High musicians alongside Cleveland Orchestra members and other professional musicians. There will be a special performance of the Mozart piano/wind quintet played by Cleveland Orchestra musicians who are also Heights residents:

    • Frank Rosenwein, Principal Oboe
    • Afendi Yusef, Principal Clarinet
    • Gareth Thomas, Bassoon
    • Richard King, French Horn
    • Carolyn Gadiel Warner, Piano

All proceeds will go toward funding the Heights High Instrumental Department, including our annual tour.

What: A Musical Feast, Fundraiser for CHUH IMD
Where: Nighttown Restaurant, 12383 Cedar Road
When: March 1, 2020
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Cost: $40 per ticket

1 March 2020 - Application Deadline

Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition
at University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

1 March 2020

Cali Charinet Festival with VIP Mark Nuccio

Montclair, New Jersey

Sunday March 1st - 3 pm

(Snowdate 3/8)
Swampscott High School

Boston, Massachussetts

William Hudgins (Solo Clarinetist in the Boston Symphony) and Catherine Hudgins perform Boston Premiere of Daniel Crozier's Concerto for 2 Clarinets





1 - 5 March 2020


Classic Winds International Festival


Tel Aviv, Israel





2 - 6 March 2020


Semana Internacional do Clarineto


Vigo, Italy



5 March 2020


Backunday Master Classes


Alberta, Canada






6 - 8 March 2020


ClariPeru  Chimbote


Chimbote, Peru




7 March 2020


Morehead State University Clarinet Day - Dr Lori Baruth, Director


Morehead, Kentucky









7 March 2020


VIP Anat Cohen Performs at Miller Hall at Columbia University


New York City




7 March 2020


ClariNetworks at Texas Lutheran University


Seguin, Texas







3 - 5 - 9 March 2020


Royal Clarinet Meeting at the Janecek Music Academy


Brno, Czech Republic










7 - 15 March 2020


Beatik Altea Festival













7 - 8 March 2020


University of Alabama (UAB) 18th Clarinet Symposium - Dr Denise Gainey, Director


Birmingham, Alabama


Clarinetists of all ages and abilities are invited to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s 18th Annual UAB Clarinet Symposium on March 7-8, for a weekend filled with recitals, master classes, Clarinet choir, and exhibits, with special guest artists VIP Chad Burrow (University of Michigan) and Diane Barger (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), along with a host of professional clarinetists from around the region. Contact host Denise Gainey for more information ( 




8 March 2020


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


New York City





Charles Neidich introduces Program for 8 October





8 March 2020 - 3 PM


American Chamber Ensemble - Music of the Americas at Hofstra University


Hempstead, Long Island, New York


American Chamber Ensemble Presents Music of the Americas: Part 2 on March 8 a Hofstra University
Quick Reminder - American Chamber Ensemble Presents
Music of the Americas: Part 2

March 8 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY


The American Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 54th Anniversary, will present Music of the Americas: Part 2 this Sunday, March 8 at 3 PM at Hofstra University's Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue in Hempstead, NY, presented by the University’s Music Department.
Music of the Americas: Part 2 will present the second part of ACE's season-long exploration of the music of North and South America, as well as those who emigrated to this country, including ACE commissioned works by contemporary composers Andres Maldonado (Hofstra faculty) and Edward Thomas, as well as the U.S.’s Dana Wilson, Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla, Mexico’s Manuel Ponce and Canada’s Srul Irving Glick. It will be a multi-media presentation, making for an immersive experience, introducing the concertgoer to a different way to experience the performances.
Performers will include ACE members, pianist Marilyn Lehman, clarinetist and assistant ACE Director Mindy Dragovich, violinists Eriko Sato and Sunghae Anna Lim, violist Lois Martin and cellist Chris Finckel. Special guests will be soprano Karen Lehman DiMartino, The ACE Clarinet Ensemble, the East End Women's Choir, directed by Kamilla Ozman and Hofstra Student Award winner, soprano Miranda Wysocki.
Tickets at Hofstra University Box Office - $20 general admission; $15 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Children are free with a paying adult. For ticket information, call 516-463-6644 or visit
ACE’s concert season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by private contributions.
For the latest American Chamber Ensemble concert listings, updates and information, log on to the newly redesigned Follow ACE on Facebook at
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8 March 2020


VIP Robert Spring Recital


Jackson, Tennessee



8 March 2020


Anton Rist (Metropolitan Opera Solo Clarinetist) Master Class and Recital at Rowan University - Rie Suzuki, Host


New Jersey






8 March 2020


VIP Robert DiLutis Chamber Concert with the US Army String Quartet performing Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op 115


Riverdale, Maryland





9 - 13 March 2020

XII Festival Clarinetissimo  


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic




10 March 2020


Senior VIP David Shifrin Master Class at Northwestern University


Evanston, Illinois





12 March 2020


XII Festival Clarinetisimo


Santo Doningo, Dominican Republic




14 March 2020


VIP Boris Allakhverdyan (Solo Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Master Class at the Vandoren Chicago Showroom


Chicago, Illinois





14 March 2020


Southeast Louisiana University Reed Day





14 - 15 March 2020


VIP Piero Vincente Master Class - Cancelled due to CoronaVirus Alerts


Monteroni, Italy









14 - 17 March 2020


Warsztaty Klarinetowe


Warsaw, Poland





15 March 2020


Chamber Music Recital featuring Leonard Hindell (Bassoonist emeritus from the New York Philharmonic), Senior VIP Stanley Drucker, and friends at the 92nd St Y  - Cancelled due to CoronaVirus Alerts


New York City



                                                                        Music Faculty Concert Series

Leonard Hindell, bassoon

Enjoy the artistry of our esteemed School of Music instructors through our Faculty Concert Series.

Featuring Leonard Hindell – bassoon; Stanley Drucker – clarinet; Debbie Schmidt – French horn; Marsha Heller – oboe; Michele Levin, piano


Bernhard Crucell: Concert Trio for Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in B flat Major for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano, Op. 11
Michael Head: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
W. A. Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K 452

Free and open to the public


15 March 2020


William Amsel, Solo Clarinetist Designate in the Buffalo Philharmonic performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Cheektowaga Symphony at Villa Maria College - Cancelled due to CoronaVirus Alerts


Buffalo, New York





16 March 2020


VIP Wenzel Fuchs Concert Galowy


Warsaw, Poland










16 March 2020


"Chamber Music for Woodwinds" with Ruzallia Kasamova and Friends at the Moscow Conservatory



Moscow, Russia


"Chamber Music for woodwinds" 1) Mozart Clarinet Quintet 2) Mendelsohn Concert piece for cl, bassoon and piano 3) Beethoven Trio op. 11 4) Hindemith Sonata for trumpet and piano 5) Grisey Vortex Temporum for fl, cl, violin viola, cello and piano. I will play Mozart and Grisey.




16 - 21 March 2020


Johannes Gmeinder Master Class


Leipzig, Germany





20 - 21 March 2020


VIP Robert DiLutis - Solo Clarinetist in the Annapolis Symphony and Professorat the University of Maryland at College Park -Performs Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Annapolis Symphony


Annapolis, Maryland







Concert Program

Haydn | Symphony No. 104 in D major, London
Copland | Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93





20 - 22 March 2020


Maderna Clarinet Days


Cesena, Italy





21 March 2020


Ohio University Clarinet Gala - Dr Rebecca Rischen, Director - Guest Artis and VIP Julia DeRoche (DePaul University)


Athens, Ohio





Set your calendars for Saturday, March 21, 2020, the date of the 2020 Ohio University Clarinet Gala, featuring the host, Ohio University Professor of Clarinet Rebecca Rischin and Yamaha guest artist Julie DeRoche, Professor of Clarinet and Performance Studies Chair at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Once again, the 2020 Honors Clarinet Choir, featuring outstanding high school and college clarinetists selected via audition from all over the region, will rehearse and perform along with the talented clarinet students at Ohio University. For a tentative schedule, click here.







21 - 22 March 2020


Antonio Saiote Master Class


Porto, Portugal



25 March 2020


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Romantic Music Recital at the Cleveland Institute of Music


Cancelled due to CoronaVirus Alerts


Cleveland, Ohio








Music of Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms




26 March 2020 - 1 - 3 PM


VIP Andre Moisan Master Class and Recital at the Buffet New York Showroom - Cancelled due to CoronaVirus Alerts


New York City



28 March - 1 April 2020


Academia Ibero-Americana Do Clarinete - Cancelled due to CoronaVirus Alerts


Paiva, Spain



From Spain will be back to aiac Juan Ferrer, solo of the Galicia Symphony Orchestra.
Don't miss this opportunity!

Information and registration at:

Juan Ferrer (Montserrat, Valencia, 1968) is one of the most multifaceted and active Spanish clarinetists of his generation and the first Spanish to be part of the judges of the prestigious Tchaikovsky contest of Moscow of the contest of ghent, in the international contest of Buffet Buffet for Asia and Pacific, Belgium, Versailles-France, San José-Costa Rica.. in which it has also offered recitals and master classes, a pedagogical work that develops with students from all over the world and in universities and conservatories of Belgium (Brussels), Russia (Moscow), China (Beijing), Taiwan (Taipei), Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, France, Portugal, Argentina and Spain that has recently been endorsed by the invitation to participate as a teacher for the musicalsimón bolivar foundation And as a clarinet soloist of the simón bolívar orchestra, who directed Gustavo Dudamel, with three annual meetings from the 2017-18. Season.

Artist of the buffet-Crampon Paris and vandoren Paris, Ferrer is part of the gso-(Galicia Symphony Orchestra) of which is main clarinet-since 1994 although his activity as an interpreter has led him to offer solo concerts with Symphonic orchestras throughout Spain, Europe, America and Asia, both as soloist with symphonic orchestras as in recitals as well as with camera groups such as the trio untía, or the quintet of soloists of the gso of which is member.

He has been invited by the orchestra of the radio of Leipzig, orchestra of the liceu of Barcelona, the palau de Les Arts in Valencia, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of catalonia or the orchestra of rtve among many others and has worked on orders Of some of the most prestigious batons: Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Harding, sir Neville Marriner, osmo vänskä, gennady rozdestvenski, Peter Maag, Andrés Orozco Estrada, Christian Vasquez, dima slobodeniouk, gianandrea noseda, Jesus López Cobos, stanislaw scrowaczewski , Christoph Eschenbach, James Conlon, juanjo mena or Alberto Zedda among many others.

Invited by judges from all over the world, Juan Ferrer focuses his pedagogical work especially in the young orchestra gso, young symphony orchestra of euskadi and young National Symphony of catalonia. In addition, he usually provides courses in China, Taiwan, Russia, Spain France, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Belgium, and at the international clarinet meeting of Argentina (Buenos Aires), in addition to participating as a Spanish artist in the Five Editions of the ibero-American Clarinet Academy. (Castelo de paiva)

He just recorded a record with pianist Daniel Del Pino with works dedicated to him by international renowned authors: Salvador Brotóns, karolis biveini. Octavio Vázquez, Vladimir Rosinsky, Fernando Buide, Juan Durán, Eduardo Soutullo, etc..

John a. Ferrer started his musical studies in the musical society of montserrat and continued them at the conservatory of Valencia, where he obtained the title of clarinet teacher with the highest Ratings (honor tuition). He took the upper grade at the conservatory joaquín Rodrigo of Valencia, also with the highest Ratings and the mention of honor unanimously in the end of career award.

Parallel study with teachers José Vicente Herrera, Larry passin, Andrew Marriner, Alan Damiens, Walter Boeykens, Anthony Gigliotti, guy deplus, jehuda gilad, etc.

In February 1993 he was selected by professor jehuda gilad and obtained a scholarship to study at the university of Southern California (USA).

Upcoming Events: invitation as soloist and teacher in France, Italy, Belgium, China, Taiwan, Portugal, Colombia; Venezuela, (Professor and soloist in the s simón bolivar with director Christian Vasquez, Paraguay Professor and principal with the national of Paraguay) , Colombia recitals and master class in popayán, Bogotá, medellín and in Spain:
Master class and recitals in Valencia, castellón, Salamanca, Coruña, catalonia,.. Brussels, tielt,
Concert of soloist (Concert 2 of Oscar Navarro) with the symphony band of the kings of Belgium directed by Oscar Navarro
Jury of the Louis Cahuzac Contest (Versailles, Paris) etc...




29 March 2020


Richard Summers - Soloist with the Hanover Wind Symphony Performing "A Tribute to Artie Shaw" arranged by James Christiansen and edited by Richard Summers and "Long, Long Ago Fantasie" by Reinhold Ritter and arranged by Richard Summers





30 March - 4 April 2020


VIP Nicola Jurgensen Master Class


Georgsmarienhuette, Germany



28 March 2020


Troy University Clarinet Day - VIP Timothy Phillips, Director  - Cancelled due to CoronaVirus Alerts


Troy, Alabama





28 March 2020


University of Illinois at Urbana Clarinet Day - VIP J David Harris, Director


Urbana, Illinois





28 - 29 - March - 5 April 2020


Joe Christoph Master Classes and Recitals







Application Deadline - 31 March 2020


Manhattan International Competition





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