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September 2016 Newsletter

2 September 2016

VIP Gregory Raden (Solo Clarinetist in Dallas, Texas Symphony) Master Class at University of Iowa - VIP Jorge Montilla, Director

Iowa City, Iowa

Dear Clarinet Community,

I wanted to invite you to come to this week's clarinet related activities at University of Iowa School of Music.

Gregory Raden, Principal of the Dallas Symphony, Adjunct Associate Professor of Clarinet at Southern Methodist University, Artist/Clinician-Buffet Crampon Clarinets and Artist/Clinician-Vandoren will be in Iowa City this week teaching a Clarinet Master Class and performing a concert with members of the UIOWA faculty and other guests.


For specific information please follow the attached links.…/gregory-raden-clarinet-…/2016-09-02

It would be great to see you... You are all welcome!!



9 - 10 September 2016

Montana - Idaho Clarinet Festival with VIP Eric Mandat


Application Deadline: 10 September 2016, Finals on 5 November 2016

Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition   - Catholic University of America - Washington, DC




ELIGIBILITY:  The competition is open to all clarinetists who are currently enrolled in a private or public high school, or who have graduated from high school but have not yet started to attend college or university, and who are not currently under major artist management, as of September 10, 2016.




The Deadline for the submission of all application materials is Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:59 p.m. ET. Submissions received after that date will not be considered. 





Application form - Complete the application with required signatures. 


Application Fee - $25.00 (USD).  The application fee is non-refundable. 

Make check payable to: Catholic University of America. Include SFCC in the memo field. 


Video Recording – A video recording of the Preliminary piece excerpts must be uploaded to YouTube and the link emailed to: by the deadline above.  Read preliminary piece details and recording requirements below.


All application materials will be sent to the Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition Coordinator, Sandra Chappell by Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:59 P.M. EST to the addresses below:


Postal Address: 

Sandra Chappell, SFCC Coordinator

CUA School of Music

620 Michigan Ave NE

Washington, DC 20064  


Allow at least a week for U.S. mail.



Preliminary Round Repertoire to be recorded (Video required)
      Carl Maria von Weber - Clarinet Concerto, No. 1, 1st movement passages:

Beginning of clarinet solo (9 after B) to 1 ms. before D

5 ms. after E to 2 ms. after G

5 ms. after H to 9 ms. after K

10 ms. after M to the end


This will be performed on the Bb Clarinet and recorded with or without piano accompaniment.  No edits are allowed on the recording. There should be no speaking on the recording such as announcing of composition or selected passages. 


Finals Round Repertoire (in person at The Catholic University of America)
      Henri Rabaud - Solo de Concours, Op. 10


This piece will be performed on Bb clarinet with piano accompaniment in its entirety at The Catholic University of America on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Finalists will be supplied with a piano accompanist unless they prefer to perform with their own.  Memorization is not required. No travel assistance is available. All contestants will accept the decision of the judges as final.


Grand Prize of $500 and a performance of the piece at the 2017 CUA Clarinet Day.  


12 - 17 September 2016

Universita del Clarinetto Master Class

Camerino, Italy

Great Master of m°calogero Palermo with the presence of the string quartet from 12 to 17 September...... places are limited!!!!!
Maturity questions 31 August!!!

14 September 2016

VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist with Philharmonic Winds Osakan  and giving Master Classes

Osaka, Japan


15 September 2016

Master Class and Concert with VIP Stefan Harg at Vandoren Paris

Paris, France


16 - 17 September 2016

Potsdam (State University) Clarinet Summit - Click title for complete information

Potsdam, New York


16 - 19 September 2016

Hannover, Germany

16 - 25 September 2016

5th International Clarinet Festival

Istanbul, Turkey


17 September 2016

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen in Chamber Concert with Fort Worth Chamber Music Society

Fort Worth, Texas

"THE MANY FACES OF ROMANTICISM BRUCH, Four Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83 ​ HINDEMITH, Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano ​ MOZART, Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581


FRANKLIN COHEN, clarinet                   

 RICHARD YOUNG, violin/viola

GARY LEVINSON, violin                          

BION TSANG, cello ALEXANDRA ADKINS, violin                 



             This aptly titled concert-“Many Faces of Romanticism”- is reflected in all three works on this program.  While not all are from the “romantic” period in music history, they have a romantic quality of spirit and expression.   Featured on all three works is clarinetist Franklin Cohen, who served as principal clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1976 until recently. Cohen first gained international recognition and acclaim when at the age of 22, he became the first clarinetist awarded First Prize at the International Munich Competition (the other first prize that year went to soprano Jessye Norman).  The Cleveland Plain Dealer  writes “Cohen is the Callas of clarinets, spinning mesmerizing lines amid flashes of temperament.  Music-making of such urgency, beauty and virtuosity is uncommon on any instrument.”  Mr. Cohen will be joined in performance by Gary Levinson, violin: Alexandra Adkins, violin; Richard Young, violin/viola; Bion Tsang, cello; and Jihye Chang, piano.      Returning to CMSFW to perform on this unique concert is Richard Young, violin/viola.  Mr. Young was a member oft he venerable Veneer Quartet until their retirement.  In the spring of 2015, Mr. Young was invited to become a honorary member of the CMSFW Ensemble.      Making their debuts with CMSFW will be violinist Alexandra Adkins who holds the current Associate Principal Violin II position with the Dallas Symphony; Bion Tsang, cellist, winner of the Bronze Medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition and currently on the faculty at the UT Butler School of Music; and pianist Jihye Chang who has appeared as soloist and collaborative artist in venues throughout the United States.  She is currently a member of the faculty at Brevard Music Center.  Completing the ensemble is CMSFW Artistic Director, Gary Levinson, violin.      

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THE CRITICS ARE SAYING Franklin Cohen, clarinet      ". . . is the Callas of clarinetists, spinning mesmerizing lines amid flashes of temperment."  –Cleveland Plain Dealer ​ Bion Tsang, cello      " . . . displayed extraordinary technical security and rich expression that seemed never to waver from the chosen course."  –Austin American-Statesman BIOGRAPHIES "Slavs . . . with a Twist" "The Lighter Bank of River Rhein" "Not Your Parents' Chestnuts" "Dramatic License "A Feast for the Ears" "On Winds of Song" PROGRAM NOTES


18 September 2016

American Chamber Ensemble 51st Anniversary Gala at Hofstra University

Hempstead, Long Island, New York

American Chamber Ensemble Presents Gala Annual Music Party and Fundraiser on September 18 at
Hofstra University in Hempstead

The critically-acclaimed American Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 51st Anniversary, will present Gala Annual Music Party and Fundraiser on Sunday, September 18 at 3 PM on the 10th floor of Hofstra University’s Joan & Donald E Axinn Library, located at 123 Hofstra Blvd in Hempstead, NY.
Guest performers Stanley Drucker, clarinet and Karen Lehman DiMartino, soprano will join ACE Director, pianist Marilyn Lehman, along with founding directors, pianist Blanche Abram and clarinetist Naomi Drucker, as well as violinist Eriko Sato and soprano Donna Balson, in a program of informal music making that will preview the upcoming 51st season.
Admission to the Gala Annual Music Party concert is $20. Admission to the Party fundraiser is by contribution only, which also includes admission to ACE's season concerts. For category information, benefits and fundraiser reservations, please visit or call 631-242-5684 or 516-586-3433.

18 September 2016

VIP Anthony McGill Performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Niagara Symphony

St Catherines, Ontario, Canada

To ignite the season in style with a world premiere of "Toward Light" by Canadian composer Roydon Tse.
New York Philharmonic Prinicpal Clarinet, Anthony McGill joins us for Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major, and we finish the program with Tchaikovsky's dynamic Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique".

18 September 2016

De Wijk, The Netherlands


19 - 21 September 2016

Luis Rossi Clarinet Seminar

Buenos Aires, Argentina

19 - 26 September 2016

International Master Classes

Musikakademie Hammelburg, Germany

International Master classes

The master courses offer a good opportunity to prepare with the internationally famous professors intensely for examinations, concerts, auditions and competitions or to practice some compositions of your own choice.

The music Academy of Music "Hammelburg" offers with its generous seminar rooms, its stimulating ambience and its quiet and romantic location, situated at the castle mountain of the wine town Hammelburg, an optimum frame for intensive work and an artistic and professional advancement.

The international master courses turn to students (soloist and ensembles) from universities of music and conservatoires as well as to professional musicians and instrumental teachers.

Advanced amateurs and young players are also welcome.

During the course, Professors' Concerts and participants take place.

Bayerische Musikakademie Hammelburg



Master class with Marco Thomas, Clarinet

The course is intended for conservatory students, private music school students and naturally also continuing education for interested clarinet teachers and advanced amateurs. We will work on solo and chamber music literature by request, orchestra excepts and method foundations (e.g. sound and burst exercises).
We will also provide tips and tricks for tone and technique to conquer clarinettistic problems (e.g. what do I do when certain notes are not correct, what are helpful fingerings for trills that are not in most books, tone studies and exercises to develop a beautiful clarinet tone, better technique etc.). Everyone present can address his own problems as well as the problems of his students. We will naturally work on these issues in the private lessons as well.

21 - 25 September 2016

II Festival Internacional Clarinetes



The heart frolicking with the joy of sharing with you. This dream! We're still working to come up with all the details! But since we already started the countdown to what will be the ll International Festival of clarinets of Paraguay! A very special thank you to buffet crampon and in their representation to Wilmer Ramirez for supporting the event! To The National Symphony Orchestra, its director maestro Juan Carlos Dos Santos, and to all the team that is working very closely so that everything goes perfectly, and it's a real party! Carmen Sebas Carlos the Staff of teachers of first line that will be with us this year Antonio Saiote Val Ro Lenin Izaguirre for accepting to join this project, to this adventure called Paraguay! They will be days of reunion, of fellowship, of teaching, learning and above all much clarinet!! Just faults you! Soon we will be providing more information! See you soon!!


23 September 2016 - 5:30 PM

Master Class with VIP Michael Norsworthy (Boston Conservatory) at University of Iowa and World Premiere of David Compper Clarinet Concerto with Chamber Ensemble

Iowa City, Iowa

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 5:30pm
Voxman Music Building
93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Recital Hall
David Gompper
Music event type: 
Master Class

Presented by UI School of Music and Center for New Music


25 September 2016


25 September 2016

Ball State University Clarinet Festival - Dr Elizabeth Crawford, Director

Muncie, Indiana

The Tosca Duo performing on stage  

Location: Music Instruction Building

Contact Details

Elizabeth Crawford
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            FEATURING THE TOSCA DUO, founded in 2007 and is the featured ensemble in residence at the annual Stetson University Clarinet Clinic. Known for their singular sound, TOSCA DUO showcases the flexibility and variety of colors unique to the clarinet by performing works from varying time periods and commissioning new works for pairs of clarinets. They have been invited guest artists at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Clarinet Day, the Montana/Idaho Clarinet Festival, the South Texas Clarinet and Flute Festival, multiple Vandoren Ensemble Festivals, and Clarinetfests 2014 and 2016. The Duo has recently completed two recording projects, TOSCA DUO and Dark Matter, which will be released in the fall of 2016.

Learn more about the TOSCA DUO.

Learn more about Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of clarinet.

Schedule of events to be announced.

Free and open to the public.


25 September 2016

Colorado Clarinet Day at the University of Northern Colorado - with VIP Jon Manasse - Dr. Lauren Jacobson, Director

Greeley, Colorado

                      The School of Music at University of Northern Colorado is proud to present the Fifth Annual Colorado Clarinet Day.

                     On Sunday, September 25, students, educators, and professional musicians from around the region will gather on the beautiful UNC campus for a day of all things Clarinet. We invite you to join us for recitals, special lectures, masterclasses, and more. Vendors will be on hand with instruments and accessories for attendees to explore.

                    We are thrilled to welcome special guest artist Jon Manasse, Professor of Clarinet at the Julliard School and the Eastman School of Music, to present a masterclass and recital. Manasse is a Buffet Group USA Artist performing on a Buffet Crampon Clarinet.

Registration Information

                   Registration for Colorado Clarinet Day is now open. Register by the dates below to receive special early bird pricing. Day-of registrations are also welcome. Clarinet Day T-shirts are available for an additional $10 and can be requested in the registration form.

Received by September 18: $25
September 19 - 25: $35

Please fill out the form below to register for the event. Registration payment may be submitted by mail for early registration, or on the day of the event. Please make checks payable to UNC and mail to:

Attn: Dr. Lauren Jacobson
UNC School of Music
501 20th St Campus Box 28
Greeley, Colorado 80639

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Guest Artist

Jon Manasse










Jon Manasse

                     Among the most distinguished classical artists of his generation, clarinetist JON MANASSE is internationally recognized for his inspiring artistry, uniquely glorious sound and charismatic performing style. His solo appearances include New York City performances at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, tours of Japan and Southeast Asia, debuts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Osaka, concerto performances with Gerard Schwarz and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the prestigious Tokyu Bunkamura Festival in Tokyo. He has been guest soloist with major ensembles across North America, and has performed under the batons of Leslie B. Dunner, Peter Leonard, Eckart Preu, Matthew Savery, Alfred Savia, Gerard Schwarz, Zdenek Macal, Jerzy Semkow, Robert Craft, Hugh Wolff and Lawrence Leighton Smith.

                    An avid chamber musician, Jon Manasse has been featured with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Aspen Music Festival, Caramoor International Music Festival, Colorado Springs Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival and France’s Festival International des Arts. He has also been the guest soloist with many of the leading chamber ensembles of the day, including The Amadeus Trio, Germany’s Trio Parnassus, and the American, Borromeo, Colorado, Lark, Manhattan, Moscow, Orion, Rossetti, Shanghai, Tokyo and Ying String Quartets. He has collaborated with violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jon Nakamatsu.

                     Jon Manasse is principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. One of the nation's most sought-after wind players, he has served as guest principal clarinetist of the New York Pops Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New Jersey, Saint Louis and Seattle Symphony Orchestras. For several seasons, he was also the principal clarinetist of the New York Chamber Symphony. Mr. Manasse has been a guest clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic in concerts conducted by Valery Gergiev and André Previn.

                   Jon Manasse has six critically acclaimed recordings on the XLNT label; the complete clarinet concerti of Weber, with Lukas Foss and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra; the complete works for clarinet and piano of Weber, with pianist Samuel Sanders; "Clarinet Music from 3 Centuries," including Mozart's Clarinet Quintet (with the Shanghai Quartet); James Cohn’s Clarinet Concerto #2; and the concerti of Mozart, Nielsen and Copland, with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. His debut CD with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, a harmonia mundi album of the Brahms Clarinet Sonatas, was released to international rave reviews, early in 2008.

                 Jon Manasse is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with David Weber. Currently, he is an official "Performing Artist" of both the Buffet Crampon Company and Vandoren, the Parisian firms that are the world's oldest and most distinguished clarinet maker and reed maker, respectively. Since 1995, he has been Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Eastman School of Music; in the fall of 2007 Mr. Manasse joined the faculty of his alma mater, The Juilliard School.


25 September 2016 - 4 PM

VIP Robert Woolfrey performs at the Cleveland Institute of Music as part of the Pierre Boulez Legacy Series

Faculty Recital:

Mary Kay Fink, flute
Frank Rosenwein, oboe
Robert Woolfrey, clarinet, guest artist
Barrick Stees, bassoon
Richard King, horn

CARTER   Woodwind Quintet (1948)
BERIO   Sequenza VII for Solo Oboe (1969)
LIGETI   Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (1953)
BOULEZ   Domaines for Solo Clarinet (1968)
STOCKHAUSEN   PICCOLO, from “Der Jahreslauf” (1977)
RAVEL   Mother Goose Suite (arr. M. Popkin)

This concert is free, but seating passes are required. Free seating passes are available starting September 16 at 10am.

25 September 2016

California State University

Northridge, California


27 September 2016

VIP Anneleine an Wauwe Recital


Matinee | Annelien Van Wauwe & Lucas Blondeel

Intieme Brahms op zijn mooist

Performance Time: 14:00

Klarinettiste Annelien Van Wauwe, in 2014 bekroond met de Klara Publieksprijs als jonge belofte, werd in 2015 als een van de zeven beloftevolle talenten opgenomen in de prestigieuze lijst ‘New generation artists 2015-2017’ van BBC-zender Radio 3, de Britse tegenpool van Klara. De BBC geeft haar zendtijd, wij brengen haar live.

Lucas Blondeel, ook al veelvuldig prijswinnaar en sinds 2012 hoofddocent piano aan de Akademie für Tonkunst van Darmstadt, vormt sinds enkele jaren een vast duo met Annelien. Lucas zet zijn diepgaande kennis van de historische uitvoeringspraktijk over op de moderne vleugel en brengt die twee werelden dichter bij elkaar.


Claude Debussy | Première Rhapsodie

Robert Schumann | Romanzen, opus 94 nr. 1-3

Johannes Brahms | Intermezzi, opus 116 nr. 2 | Opus 118 nr. 2

 voor piano solo | Sonate voor piano en klarinet, opus 120 nr. 1


Annelien Van Wauwe, klarinet

Lucas Blondeel, piano


27 September 2016

VIP Anthony McGill performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the New York Philharmonic

New York City


28 September 2016

Cleveland Institute of Music with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen


Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series
(Concert Series)


Carolyn Warner & Friends XIII

Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano
Daniel Shapiro, piano
Franklin Cohen, clarinet
Mari Sato, violin
Brian Thornton, cello
Stephen Warner, violin, guest artist
James Umble, alto/soprano saxophone, guest artist

RAVEL   Le Tombeau de Couperin for Violin, Piano and Soprano Saxophone

   (trans. C. Warner)

BACH/KURTÁG   Selections from Seven Bach Chorales Transcribed for
   Piano Four Hands

BERG   Variations on Themes from Lulu

DEBUSSY   Cello Sonata, L. 135

STRAVINSKY   Suite from L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) for
   Clarinet, Violin and Piano

RAVEL   Adagio from Piano Concerto in G Major for Violin, Piano and

   Alto Saxophone (trans. C. Warner)

This concert is free, but seating passes are required. Free seating passes are available starting September 21 at 10am.


29 - 30 September 2016

VIP Alessandro Carbonare Master Class

Vienna, Austria

30 September - 2 October 2016


Deutsche Klarinetten Gesellschaft Klarinette Symposium

Mainz, Germany

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