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Clarinet Kaleidoscope concert features David Shifrin with graduate students and alumni May 5
20 Apr 2011
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David Shifrin in a lesson with Emil Khudyev. Photo by Bob Handelman.

The Yale School of Music will present a Clarinet Kaleidoscope Concert on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5 pm in Sudler Recital Hall in W.L. Harkness Hall (100 Wall St., adjacent to Sprague Hall). The concert is the brainchild of David Shifrin, who is a clarinet professor at the School of Music as well as the artistic director of both the Chamber Music Society at Yale and the Yale in New York concert series. Shifrin will perform alongside four of his graduate students in clarinet: Soojin Huh ’11MM, Emil Khudyev ’11MM, Wai Lau ’12MM, and Sara Wollmacher ’11MM. Guest artists include Vincent Oneppo ’73MM, recently retired from the staff of the School of Music, and Paul Cho ’09MM, ’10AD.

The concert will feature the clarinet septet Lobgesang by faculty composer Joan Panetti. The work is dedicated to Keith Wilson, who preceded David Shifrin on the Yale School of Music clarinet faculty. Another highlight will be Mozart’s Adagio in B-flat major for two clarinets and three basset horns. There will be duos by Poulenc and Andrzej Anweiler and quintets by Mozart, Dvorák, and Strauss. The program will also feature numerous arrangements of works such as Joplin rags, Piazzola tangos, Gershwin’s “Summertime” and “Somebody Loves Me,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumble Bee,” and more.

Admission to the performance is free. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music’s website or call the concert office at 203 432-4158.

About David Shifrin

Winner of the 2000 Avery Fisher Prize, clarinetist David Shifrin has appeared with the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras and the Dallas, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Denver symphonies. He has appeared in recital at Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. In addition he has appeared in recital and as soloist with orchestra throughout Europe and Asia. A three-time Grammy nominee, he has been the artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest since 1980. In 1987 he joined the faculty at Yale, where he is a professor of clarinet and chamber music as well as the artistic director of the Chamber Music Society at Yale and the Yale in New York concert series. An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, he served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004.

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Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111
Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375
Seiber: Serenade for 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns
Music for Viola and Gypsy Band
Bolcom: Afternoon Cakewalk
Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Piazzolla: La muerte del Angel
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B-flat major, FP 184
Martinu: Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, H 356
Hindemith: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes (5) for Clarinet and Piano
Debussy: Two pieces from Children's Corner arr. for clarinet and piano by David Schiff
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano
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Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita"
Weber: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat major, J 182/Op. 34
Weber: Variations (7) for Clarinet and Piano from "Silvana," J 128/Op 33
Weber: Grand Duo concertante for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, J 204/Op. 48
Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129 (The Shepherd on the Rock)
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Strauss: Duet-Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings and Harp, AV 147
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Rogerson: Constellations
Bunch: Ralph's Old Records for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, Cello, and PIano
Schickele: Serenade for Three
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Shulman: Rendezvous
Etler: Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Ensemble
Mozart: Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major, K. 375
Beethoven: Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn in E flat major, Op. 16
Bruch: Eight Pieces for viola, clarinet, and piano, Op. 83
Davidovsky: Septet for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass
Beethoven: Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
Jalbert: Street Antiphons
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
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