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George Pieterson, principal clarinet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from 1975 to 2004 - In Memoriam - 24 April 2016



'Mr. Music' in Colorado Springs, Ed Nuccio - Renowned Clarinetist and Pedagogue - In Memoriam - 12 April 2016


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Clarimania International Clarinet Festival - VIP Jan Jakob Bokun, Director
Wroclow, Poland - 26 - 28 April 2016





Conductor Thomas Søndergård and Martin Frost, and after concert autographs


International Soloist Martin Frost Performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Op 57 with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra - Berlin, Germany - 24 April 2016





Senior VIP Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Cleveland Orchestra) conducts Major Master Class at the State University at Stony Brook (New York), VIP Alan R Kay, Host - 21 April 2016




Performance of Beethoven Trio Op 11




Performance of Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time




Quartet for the End of Time is a work of spiritual renewal written in the darkest of times. The esteemed violinist, Cho-Liang Lin and Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet of The Cleveland Orchestra, join Linton’s own Michael Chertock and Sharon Robinson to perform this allegorical masterpiece



Linton Chamber Concert 'Transcending Time' with Beethoven, Debussy, and Messiean with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen - Cincinnati, Ohio  - 17 - 18 April 2016




VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist in World Premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra - 14 - 16 April 2016




Boston Clarinet Academy Master Class Weekend with VIP's Wenzel Fuchs with Director Jonathan Cohler - 16 - 17 April 2016





David McClune Mouthpiece Seminar and VIP's Diana Barger and Christy Banks





Millersville Single Reed Day - VIP Christy Banks, Director, with VIP Diane Barger, Guest Faculty - Millersville, Pennsylvania - 16 April 2016





Senior VIP and Renowned Retired Solo Clarinetist in the NY Philharmonic Stanley Drucker in Master Classes at California State University at Fullerton - VIP Nathan Williams, Host -15 April 2016





VIP Sabine Meyer performing Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets





Nederlands Clarinet Festival - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 7 - 10 April 2016













Southern Texas State University Flute & Clarinet Festival, with Artist Guests VIP Kenneth Grant, and Paula
 Corley - Brownsville, Texas - 9 April 2016






University of Delaware Clarinet Day - Dr Christopher Nichols, Director - Newark, Delaware - 9 April 2016




Masterworks of Four Centuries 2015-2016 Sunday Concert Series with Smithsonian Associates at the American Museum of Natural History with all Beethoven program performed on Period Instruments. VIP Charles Neidich performs Beethoven Septet Op 20 on a Period Clarinet - Washington, DC - 3 April 2016



Faculty Clarinet Quartet with Paul Cigan, David Gould, Ixi Chen, and David Jones






Clarinet Choir Reading session with Director Robert DiLutis






Master Classes with Faculty and Students


University of Maryland Clarinet Day - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director - College Park, Maryland - 3 April 2016





Clarinet Day Faculty including Grace EunHye Choi, Pianist, VIP Raphael Sanders, Jennifer Tilberg, Connie Smith, VIP and Director Timothy Phillips, James Kanter, VIP Wonkak Kim,  and VIP Maria du Toit


9th Troy University (Alabama) Clarinet Day - VIP  Timothy Phillips, Director - 2 April 2016 




Clarinet Quartet with Faculty including Ben Redwine, John Reeks, Karen Danessa, and Stephanie Thompson and a session on auxilary Clarinets and their use, Bass Clarinet and Eb Clarinet





Jazz Clarinetist Greg Harrison with VIP Robert DiLutis, and Faculty and Mike Getzin






Major Theme about New Orleans Jazz and attention on Pete Fountain, a living legend

Catholic University Single Reed Symposium - Dr Ben Redwine, Director - Washington, DC - 2 April 2016



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 them. All previous events are posted in the Headline Galleries so everyone can see and be informed. Click below to check these important archives with photo galleries that have appeared on this page.


2016 Headline Galleries


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