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October 2019 Newsletter


Dates to be arranged

All Region Clarinet Clinics at Lamar University - Dr Kim Ellis, Director

Beaumont, Texas


Giovanni Punzi Bass Clarinet Course at Academia Mediterranea del Clarinetto

30 September - 4 October 2019

Costa Rica Clarinet Festival

Costa Rica



1 - 5 October 2019

Thailand International Clarinet Academy - Application Deadline: 15 September 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

2 October 2019


5 - 6 October 2019

Clarinetissimo Festival - Sean Osborn, Director at Pacific Western University

Seattle, Washington


6 - 11 October 2019

International Conducting Academy

Olomouc, Czech Republic

7 - 10 October 2019

Clarinet 2 Pasto

Pasio, Colombia

8 October 2019

Inaugural Performance of the Fredonia Clarinet Quartet at SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, New York


9 - 11 October 2019

Composition Conference at the New England Conservatorium of Music

Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

10 - 11 October 2019

Festival del Clarinetto


12 October 2019

Fabrizio Meloni Master Class

Tor del Greco, Italy


17, 18, 19 October 2019

VIP Wenzel Fuchs Soloist in performances of Mozart and Copland Clarinet Concertos with the Cyprus Symphony

Nicosia, Larnaka, and Paphos, Cyprus

17 - 20 2019

Mercadante International Clarinety Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director

Bari, Italy

18 - 23 October 2019

IV Danubia Talents Competition

Budapest, Hungary

19 October 2019

Autore de L'Ensemble Clarinettes

Perdus, France

20 October 2019

WA Concert with Senior VIP Charles Neidich and Friends at the Tenri Cultural Center

New York City

“A word to the wise music lover: Run, don’t walk, to this series” Frank Daykin from The New York Concert Review

Music Director

WA Concert Series Presents

Memory and the Expressiveness of Time

Vera Beths, Violin
Charles Neidich, Clarinet
Mohamed Shams, Piano

Sunday October 20th, 2019
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011



Alban Berg Vier Stücke, op. 5
Sehr langsam
Sehr rasch
Charles Neidich, Clarinet
Mohamed Shams, Piano


Franz Schubert Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, D574
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: presto
Allegro vivace
Vera Beths, Violin
Mohamed Shams, Piano


Anton Webern Variations, op. 27
Sehr mässig
Sehr schnell
Ruhig fließend
Mohamed Shams, Piano


Sigfrid Karg-Elert Sonata for Solo Clarinet, op. 110
Mässig bewegt
Charles Neidich Clarinet


Alban Berg Adagio from the Kammerkonzert (1925)
Vera Beths, Violin
Charles Neidich, Clarinet
Mohamed Shams, Piano

A Reception Will Follow

Ayako Oshima, our Chef Extraordinaire has prepared a feast of culinary delights and spirits for your enjoyment as you get to meet and greet the performers!


21 October 2019 - 5 - 7 PM

Calvin Falwell Master Class at the D'Addario Showroom

New York City

153 W 36th St, New York, NY

Join us for a masterclass in the D'Addario Showroom hosted by Calvin Falwell, clarinetist/bass clarinetist of the Sarasota Orchestra and performance faculty at The University of South Florida. The event is free and open to the public.

We are also looking for players to participate in the masterclass. If interested, please fill out this form:


23 October 2019

Jenny MaClay Recital at the Vandoren-Paris Showroom

Paris, France

24 - 26 October 2019

ClariMania Festival - VIP Jan Jakob Bokun, Director

Wroclaw, Poland


25 October 2019 - 5 - 7 PM

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

Principal Clarinetist NY Philharmonic retired Stanley Drucker will be at the Buffet Crampon NY Showroom Friday 10/25 5-7pm! Please come join us for this free event and meet Stanley! Wine & Cheese
will be served & Stanley will sign his new CD!

25 - 28 October 2019

Concurso International Para Jovines Clarinetistas

Lima, Peru

                     We have the pleasure to present the II International Competition for young clarinetists that will be developed in the city of Lima from 25 to 28 October 2019. Along with Maderas&Metales Musicales, we have great prizes to the winners - included A Professional Clarinet RC Buffet Crampon. Registration to this contest is free.
The registration form is found here:…/1LXLGcgEMA2TXT2moCtGr8fmtGjn…/edit

Score of the Weber concert:


27 October 2019

VIP Ken Peplowski Soloist with the Portland Chamber Orchestra performing Copland Concerto

Portland, Oregon


Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:00 PM
Kaul Auditorium, Reed College

Get tickets today!…

Ken Peplowski, hailed as the greatest living jazz clarinetist,
performs selections by Aaron Copland, Eddie Sauter, and Stan Getz.
Learn more about him at

Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring Suite

Aaron Copland - Clarinet Concerto

Ken Peplowski, clarinet

Eddie Sauter/Stan Getz - Focus

Ken Peplowski, clarinet and tenor saxophone

26 October 2019

No Strings Orchestra - VIP Kazuo Fujii, Director

Tokyo, Japan


27 October - 7 November 2019

Ronald Van Spaendonck Latin American Tour

Peru, Panama, and Mexico


28 October 2019

VIP Jonathan Cohler Master Class at the Vandoren New York Studio and Performance at the Lithuanian Consulate

New York City

Recital at the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania!  6:30 PM - FREE admission. Wine reception to follow.

Please come enjoy a celebration of chamber music for clarinet and piano featuring world renowned clarinet soloist Jonathan Cohler and multiple prize winning pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite! The duo has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs (Rhapsodie Française, Romanza & American Tribute) and has been hailed around the globe for their brilliant and compelling performances. Recital program will include music by Lithuanian composers (Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Balys Dvarionas & Zita Bružaitė) as well as selections from around the world by Leonard Bernstein, Clara Schumann, Paquito D'Rivera and others. The performance includes engaging introductions to the music, and promises to make an exciting evening!

For more information about the performers, see:

Please RSVP by

One (1) hour Concert will be performed without intermission, followed by a wine reception.


28 October 2019

Colin Larson (Professor at theRoyal College of Music - London) Master Class on Historical Instruments at the Cleveland Institute of Music - Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Host  - 4:30 PM -  Room 113

Cleveland, Ohio

Professor Colin Lawson CBE - Director

                               Colin read music at Oxford and was subsequently awarded an MA at Birmingham University for his work on the eighteenth-century clarinet. His subsequent doctoral research into the chalumeau in eighteenth-century music (1976; published by UMI in 1981) remains the most extensive study of the instrument and its repertoire. He taught at Aberdeen, Sheffield and London Universities before moving to Thames Valley University as Pro Vice-Chancellor (2001-5). At TVU he was Dean of an arts faculty that contained some 8,000 students, with a curriculum ranging over a wide creative and technological spectrum. In July 2005 he became Director of the Royal College of Music, London, where he holds a Personal Chair in Historical Performance.

                             Colin has an international profile as a period clarinettist and has played principal in most of Britain's leading period orchestras, notably The Hanover Band, The English Concert and the London Classical Players, with whom he has recorded extensively and toured world-wide. Described recently as 'a brilliant, absolutely world-class player' (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung) and ‘the doyen of period clarinettists’ (BBC Music Magazine), he has appeared as soloist in many international venues, including London's major concert halls and New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. His discography comprises concertos by Fasch, Hook, Mahon, Mozart, Spohr, Telemann, Vivaldi and Weber, as well as a considerable variety of chamber music. Among his most recent recordings are two highly-acclaimed discs of basset horn trios by Mozart and Stadler, and a CD of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet and associated fragments which reached the top 20 in the classical charts.

                           Colin has published widely on historical performance practice, especially for Cambridge University Press. He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet and author of Cambridge Handbooks to Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet. He is co-editor of a series of Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music, for which he has co-authored an introductory volume (1999) and a book on the early clarinet (2000). He is also editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra (2003).  Most recently he co-edited The Cambridge History of Musical Performance, which appeared in February, 2012.

                         Colin holds an honorary doctorate in music from the University of Sheffield. He was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016 for services to music and music education.


28 October 2019

Mozarteum Clarinet Class Recital at the Mozarteum Salzburg - VIP Wenzel Fuchs, Professor

Salzburg, Austria

Application Deadline - 1 January 2020

Bard College Conservatory of Music -  VIP David Krakauer (Clarinet Faculty)


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