Clarinet Fest: Concerto Night


Join director David Neely and the Kansas Sinfonietta for Concerto Night. Among the featured soloists are principal clarinetists from four of the world’s leading orchestras: Benjamin Lulich with the Cleveland Orchestra, Jonathan Gunn with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Ricardo Morales with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eddy Vanoosthuyse with the Brussels Philharmonic.

Utah Symphony clarinetist Lee Livengood will perform with Grammy-nominated, mezzo-soprano Kirsten Gunlogson. And, bass clarinetists Sauro Berti, Richard Nunemaker, Rocco Parisi and Stephan Vermeersch will premiere “Four New Brothers,” an exciting new work by Arthur Gottschalk.

The theme for ClarinetFest 2016 centers around the 5 clarinetists who encouraged the creation of so much of the clarinet repertoire. From the 18th-century Anton Stadler; from the 19th-century Heinrich Baermann, Johann Hermstedt, and Richard Mūhlfeld; and Benny Goodman from the 20th-century. All inspired the leading composers of their day to write for the clarinet. In addition to performances of some of the music they inspired, there will be opportunities to learn more about their lives and circumstances.

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Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

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Lawrence, KS 66045

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