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September 2018 Newsletter


2 - 6 September 2018


Clarinetto/Clarinet Masterclass 2018 -  International Music Master ClassesDocenti/teachers: Paolo Beltramini and Shirley Brill



7 September 2018

Rorem at 95 Concert with VIP Thomas Piercy and Friends at the Bargemusic

New York City

8 September 2018

Cecilia Kang Master Class

Charleston, South Carolina

We are excited to host Dr. Cecilia Kang from Furman University as she shares her knowledge on All-State Audition and Performance tips for middle and high school students. Participants will experience masterclasses and performances throughout the day. Musical Innovations and Music & Arts will also be joining us with their vendor display!

Many thanks to our sponsors Buffet Crampon, Vandoren, Musical Innovations and Music & Arts!!!

September 8, 2018
Middle School Session 1:00-3:30 PM
High School Session 3:00-5:30 PM

12 - 16 September 2018

IV Festival International Clarinetes






September 15, 2018

University of North Carolina (UNCG) Clarinet Day 2018

Greensboro, North Carolina

Auditioning For Success

Please join UNCG clarinet faculty Dr. Anthony Taylor and Dr. Andy Hudson for our upcoming Clarinet Day “Auditioning For Success,” focused on the 2019 High School All-District and All-State clarinet and bass clarinet audition materials. It will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, and will feature special guest artist Dr. Deborah Bish, Associate Professor of Clarinet from Florida State University, and a day filled with fun clarinet activities, including performances, audition prep classes, exhibits and vendors, and clarinet choir.

Early Bird Registration is available for $20 (before August 15, 2018) and increases to $25 thereafter. Registration includes access to all UNCG Clarinet Day events and recitals, a Clarinet Day T-Shirt, and snacks and coffee throughout the day. Lunch will be in groups or on your own (UNCG students will also lead walking excursions to several nearby restaurants). All details and the most current information can be found at this website.








15 - 16 September 2018

Potsdam Single Reed Summit

Potsdam, New York


16 September 2018

VIP Jonathan Gunn Recital at Bates Hall, University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

Roger Myers, viola


Gerald Finzi                    
Five Bagatelles, Op. 23

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 "Kegelstatt"

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata in D Major, Op. 94

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16 - 21 September 2018

International Conducting Master Class

Olomouc, Czech Republic

16 September 2018

University of Colorado Clarinet Day

Boulder, Colorado

18 September 2018

Karel Dohnel performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Essener Philharmoniker

Krakau, Poland

18 - 30 September 2018

Master Classes and Lectures with Dr Kornal Wolack


21 September 2018

VIP Shirley Brill Performs Francaix Clarinet Concerto with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra/Zoi Tsokanou

21 September 2018

VIP Alexander Fiterstein Performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Op 57 with Peabody Institute Symphony Orchestra

Baltimore, Maryland

22 September 2018

Memorial Concert Honoring VIP and Music Dean Dr Randall Paul at Wright State University

Dayton, Ohio


                    The WSU Clarinet Studio invites you to share in a memorial concert to honor the memory of Dr. Paul at Schuster Hall in the WSU Creative Arts Center. We would like to have as many studio alumni, friends of Dr. Paul, clarinet players and everyone else who can attend! The concert will close with a large community clarinet choir. The choir rehearsal will start at 12:00 with the concert starting promptly at 2:00. We hope you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you there.


                 If you intend to perform in the choir, please make sure to leave a comment so we know how many to expect. Thank you.


23 September 2018

Austin Peay University Clarinet Day with VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Boris Allakhverdyan

Clarksville, Tennessee

23 September 2018

CASS Single Reed Day

Nottingham, United Kingdom

On Sunday 23 September our biennial CASSGB Single Reed Day heads to Nottingham University for what is set to be our biggest event to date!
With a confirmed line up of 13 guest artists and 17 sponsors and exhibitors, the day will be an opportunity to meet fellow clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts, play together in massed sessions, browse and try out a wide range of products, attend masterclasses and presentations, and hear performances from an exciting selection of up-and-coming and established artists.
The day is designed to inspire you and to encapsulate something essential about CASSGB: celebrating a love of music, while unapologetically delighting in the clarinet and saxophone!
Parts for both the massed single reed choir and bass clarinet sessions will be available for players of all ages and abilities, so don’t forget to bring your instrument - whatever shape and size!
Booking information:

Students: £10 (Under 18's may bring a parent or guardian for free)
CASSGB members: £30
Non-CASSGB members: £50 (includes a year's free CASS membership)
Tickets available online:

Confirmed artists and presenters:

Roeland Hendrikx - clarinet (sponsor: Henri Selmer Paris Clarinets)
Naomi Sullivan - saxophone (sponsor: D'Addario Woodwinds UK)
Anna Hashimoto - clarinet (sponsor: Vandoren UK)
Nik Carter - clarinet/sax (sponser: Yamaha Band & Orchestra)
Marco Gerboni - saxophone
Jason Alder - contrabass clarinet
Gillian Blair - saxophone (also presenting for the ABRSM)
Basilisk Duo - bass clarinet/saxophones
British Clarinet Ensemble
SCAWduo - Sarah Watts (bass clarinet) & Antony Clare (piano)
Band of the Grenadier Guards Clarinet Quartet
The Household Division Saxophone Ensemble
Peter Buckby - presenting for Trinity College London

Nottingham Lakeside Arts & Nottingham Uni Music Department
University Park

Nottingham Lakeside Arts is located at the South Entrance of The University of Nottingham’s University Park campus, just off the A6005, University Boulevard, about 2.5 miles from the City Centre.

Tall white numbered monoliths indicate the entrances to the different facilities at Lakeside, and all carry a map of the local area.

For those travelling by train, the department is a short 10 minute tram/bus/taxi ride from Nottingham tr---------------------
All updates and details about the event will be posted on this event page and on the CASSGB website.

23 - 28 September 2018

II Festival International de Clarinete

Monterrey, Mexico


24 September 2018

VIP Kazuo Fujii Recital

Osako, Japan

24 - 26 September 2018

Selmer Sessions Festival

27 - 29 September 2018

ClariMania 2018 - VIP Jan Jakub Bokun, Director

Wroklaw, Poland


28 - 30 September 2018

Cremonia Clarinette Seminar

Cremona, Italy

29 - 30 September 2018

University of Auckland (New Zealand) Clarinet Weekend - VIP Marie Ross, Director


The University of Auckland Clarinet Weekend will take place on September 29-30 at the School of Music, 6 Symonds St. in Auckland Central. Each day will run from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and feature masterclasses, interactive clinics, participant ensembles, competitions, and concerts! We will have three guest clinicians! Our featured guest will be Senior VIP Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Cleveland Orchestra)

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29 September 2018

WA Concert Series 1st Concert Celebrating American Composers John Harbison and Joan Tower - VIPs Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors

New York City

Charles Neidich announcement of the WA Birthday Concert honoring John Harbison and Joan Tower

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


WA Concert Series is happy to announce its third season led under the artistic vision and direction of Charles Neidich and his wife and fellow clarinetist/chef extraordinaire Ayako Oshima. This season will include seven concerts with a mission to present composers old and new, well known and unknown who must not be forgotten. 


The first concert of this season will be on September 29, 2018 at the Tenri Cultural institute of New York at 7:30PM. 


A Birthday Celebration for John Harbison and Joan Tower including the New York premiere of Harbison’s The 9 Rasas for viola, clarinet, and piano.


On the Program:


Franz Krommer, from 13 Trios op.47 for 2 clarinets and viola

Joan Tower,  Wings

John Harbison, The 9 Rasas (New York Premiere)

Joan Tower, Fantasy

John Harbison, Minuet (for Joan Tower)

Jean Françaix, Trio for viola, clarinet and piano


Artists: Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima, clarinet; Sally Chisholm, viola; and Mohamed Shams, piano


 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! 


30 September 2018

Winchester Festival: Alan Hacker – A Celebration

United Kingdom

Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Nicholas Bucknall, Lesley Schatzberger, William Sweeney, David Glenn, Ian Michell
with Sophie Hacker and Katy Hacker Hughes

Mozart (completed by Duncan Druce) Clarinet Quintet in Bb K516c
William Sweeney An Og-Mhadainn (The Young Morning)
Purcell Dido’s Lament (from Dido and Aeneas)
Mozart (completed by Duncan Druce) Quintet movement In F K580b
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor op 115
Grieg Death of Åse (from Peer Gynt) arranged by Alan Hacker

The programme will also include the first performance of a new piece by Sir Harrison Birtwistle in memory of Alan.

Alan Hacker OBE (1938-2012), was a clarinettist and conductor with unusually wide-ranging enthusiasms. He would have been celebrating his 80th birthday on this day. Musical colleagues have come together to offer this tribute to his life and work, through music that represents some of his significant repertoire.

The clarinettists in this concert all studied with Alan and were enormously influenced by his searching approach to performance. His partnership with The Fitzwilliam Quartet began in 1974 and lasted for over 20 years during which time they performed both the Mozart and Brahms quintets. Katy Hacker Hughes and Sophie Hacker, Alan’s daughters, are participating in this concert as a tribute to their father.



This is a fundraising concert for the charity Jessie’s Fund, whose activities include music therapy in children’s hospitals and hospices across the UK.

Tickets £25 and are available from the Cathedral Box office 01962 851465. For an additional £10, join the musicians for a glass of bubbly in the Retroquire after the concert.

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30 September 2018

VIP Sabine Grofmeier Chamber Concert

Hamburg, Germany


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