For the Final Evening Extravaganza, Cuper will give a solo performance during the world premier of “Concerto for Clarinet” a piece written by Alexandre Rydin. Also performing a fun and innovate collection of clarinet works are renowned musicians Sauro Berti, J. Lawrie Bloom, Pierre Génisson, Jonathan Gunn, Alcides Rodriguez and Eddy Vanoosthuyse.
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.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.