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Master Class with Charles West of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, at Penn State University, Tony Costa, Host - 22 October 2014






10th Mercadante International Clarinet Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director - Bari, Italy - 16 - 19 October 2014







Winning Clarinet Quartet - Novacane Quartet




Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Clarinet Ensemble Competition - 18 October 2014 at Northeast Illinois University - Winner: Novacane Clarinet Quartet - VIP Rose Sperrazza, Director








Concert and Master Class at Baylor University Clarinet Studio in Waco, Texas with the Berliner Philharmoniker Woodwind Quintet and Master Class with VIP Walter Seyfarth - Dr Jun Qian, Host - 10 October 2014




Berliner Philharmoniker Principals VIP Stefan Dohr, legendary Principal Horn, Mike Getzin, VIP's Wenzel Fuchs, Wojtek Kostek, Alexander Boeder, and Eb Klarinettist Walter Seyfarth after rehearsal at Carnegie Hall



A special honors Party for Wenzel Fuchs with his friends from the New York Philharmonic with Pascual Martinez-Forteza, Walter Seyfarth, and Newly appointed Solo Clarinetist in the Philharmonic Anthony McGill



Master Class Tour and Performances with VIP Wenzel Fuchs, Solo Klarinettist with the Berliner Philharmoniker while on New York Tour - 4, 5, and 8 October 2014











Wenzel Fuchs coaching Master Class Students






Wenzel Fuchs, Pianist Joan Allen, and Christy Banks performing Mendellsohn's Concertpiece No 2




Recital bows with Joan Allen and Wenzel Fuchs


8 Oktober - Wednesday - Millersville University, Pennsylvania - VIP Christy Banks, Host



Rutgers Clarinet Students with Wenzel Fuchs and Maureen Hurd-Hause




Wenzel Fuchs Recital with VIP Maureen Hurd-Hause with Mendellsohn Concertpiece No 2



Master Class and Discussions



Wolsted Kostek, Wenzel Fuchs, and Host Maureen Hurd-Hause, and enthusiastic Students getting an autograph


Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, with VIP Maureen Hurd-Hause, Host - 5 Oktober



Moravian Master Class Students with Wenzel Fuchs


Penn State University Clarinet Students with Professor Tony Costa with Maestro Fuchs




Performance Preparation of Alfred Uhl Divertimento for Four Clarinets performed with Allentown Symphony Clarinet SEction including VP's John Schwartz abd Directort Deborah Andrus and Clarinet Choir Reading



Deborah Andrus in Rehearsal with Wenzel Fuchs, and Major Lunch affair with Faculty, Allentown Music Director VIP Diane Wittry, with Honored Guests and Wenzel Fuchs


Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, VIP Deborah Andrus, Director, in Collaboration with the Allentown Symphony, VIP Diane Wittry, Conductor - 4 Oktober






ChamberFest Cleveland outreach concert with Student String Quartet from the Cleveland Institute of Music (Commodore String Quartet) with Senior VIP Frank Cohen performing Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintets 26 September 2014 - performed at a Social venue the Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights, Ohio




Principal Clarinetist Peter Wright and Composer Judith Cloud at World Premiere of her HiJinx for Clarinet and Orchestra


VIP Peter Wright  begins his 40th year with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra by performing two clarinet works -  Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations, and Judith Cloud, “HiJinx”Judith Cloud, “HiJinx”Judith Cloud's HiJinx, a world premiere of a piece he commissioned for the opening concert 25 September of the 2014-2015 season.





New York Philharmonic Premiere of Unsuk Chin Clarinet Concerto with Soloist Kari Kriikku, Alan Gilbert, Conductor -  (U.S. Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra) 23, 26, 27, 30 September 2014




Alfred Prinz - Renowned Clarinet Soloist, Orchestral Principal with Vienna Philharmonic, Pedagogue - In Memoriam - 22 September 2014





Senior VIP and Living Legend Stanley Drucker, Solo Clarinetist Emeritus of the New York Philharmonic, revisits Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with John Corigliano and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra for revised updated Edition with rehearsals and complete performance with Conductor George Manahan - 20 September 2014






VIP Charles Neidich Acuff Chair of Excellence Residency at Austin Peay State University  - Clarksville, Tennessee - 14 - 19 September 2014 - Professor Dr Mingzhe Wang, Host

During his residency, Mr. Neidich will perform the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Clarinet Quintet with the Parker Quartet, and a solo recital. He will also conduct three master classes and present two lectures.

Event details

Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Gateway Chamber Orchestra and Gregory Wolynec - conductor
Sunday Sept. 14, 3pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU
Monday Sept. 15, 7:30pm Downtown Prebyterian Church, Nashville

Solo Recital with pianist Nathan Carterette
Thursday Sept. 18, 7:30pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU

Mozart Clarinet Quintet with Parker String Quartet
Friday Sept. 19, 7:30pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU

Tuesday Sept, 16 2-4pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU
Thursday Sept. 18, 4-6pm Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU
Friday Sept. 19, 10am-12pm Room 152, Music/Mass Comm building APSU

Lectures on various aspects of clarinet playing and musicianship (detailed topics TBA):
Monday, Sept. 15, 11-12am Mabry Concert Hall, Music/Mass Comm APSU
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 12:45pm-1:45pm Mabry Concert Hall
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Residency includes multitude of Performances, including of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and the Clarinet Quintet, played on a replica Bassett A Clarinet built by Schwenk & Seggelke of Bamberg, Germany, a Major Recital, Master Classes and Lectures





VIP Boris Allakhverdyan, Solo Clarinetist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra with Melanie Wong




VIP Jon Manasse and Liam Burke, and student and Manasse with Melanie Wong, Artist Repair Technician


New York University - NYU Clarinet Day at the Buffet Crampon NY Showroom! NYU Clarinet Prof Christopher Bush with his new clarinet class visits the NY Showroom,  working with our repair technician Melanie Wong & trying out out all of our Buffet Crampon clarinets along with VIP's visiting and conferring - 13 September 2014






Participants including Charlene Zimmermann (Chicago Lyric Opera), Michele Zukovsky (Solo Clarinetist in Los Angeles Philharmonic), Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist in Cleveland Orchestra), and Host John Bruce Yeh (Associate Solo Clarinetist in Chicago Symphony), all VIP's


Master class with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in the Cleveland Orchestra, with our students at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, VIP John Bruce Yeh, Host, 12 September 2014.






University of Delaware (Newark) Clarinet Day with VIP Julian Bliss, Christopher Nichols, Host - 4 September 2014


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 Headline Galleries 2014


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