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Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
New York, New York
Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 6:30 PM
Explore both classics and rarities of the chamber music repertoire in two different formats: the popular 6:30 PM Rose Studio Concert presented in a traditional setting, and the Late Night Rose series at 9:00 PM offering cabaret-style seating, a complimentary glass of wine, and engaging commentary.
Presenter: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Penderecki: Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Piano and Strings
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Eric Reed (French Horn); Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Mihai Marica (Cello)
Dohnányi: Sextet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet and Horn in C major, Op. 37
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Eric Reed (French Horn); Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Mihai Marica (Cello)
Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
New York, New York
Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 9:00 PM
Explore both classics and rarities of the chamber music repertoire in two different formats: the popular 6:30 PM Rose Studio Concert presented in a traditional setting, and the Late Night Rose series at 9:00 PM offering cabaret-style seating, a complimentary glass of wine, and engaging commentary.
Presenter: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Penderecki: Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Piano and Strings
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Eric Reed (French Horn); Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Mihai Marica (Cello)
Dohnányi: Sextet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet and Horn in C major, Op. 37
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Eric Reed (French Horn); Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Mihai Marica (Cello)
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts: Rosen House Music Room
Katonah, New York
Saturday, 2 November 2019 - 8:00 PM
Presenter: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Clemson University, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Clemson, South Carolina
Monday, 4 November 2019 - 7:30 PM

After receiving the Richarde J. Bogomolny National Service Award at the 2018 Chamber Music America Conference for historic service to the chamber music field, clarinet virtuoso David Shifrin formed a new trio with distinguished cellist Peter Wiley and rising piano star Anna Polonsky. In addition to the well-known trios for piano, clarinet, and cello by Beethoven and Brahms, the concert will include Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano, Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, and piano selections from Brahms’ Op. 118 and 119.
Presenters: Clemson University; Utsey Chamber Music Series
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano)
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, L 135
Artists: Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Sechs Klavierstucke, Op. 118
Artist: Anna Polonsky (Piano)
Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 119
Artist: Anna Polonsky (Piano)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Central United Methodist Church
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 8:00 PM
Three celebrated musicians present their inaugural season as a trio: legendary clarinetist David Shifrin, Distinguished cellist Peter Wiley, and rising star pianist Anna Polonsky.
Presenter: Phoenix Chamber Music Society
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Morse Recital Hall
New Haven, Connecticut
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 - 7:30 PM
Faculty clarinetist and series Artistic Director David Shifrin is joined in a new trio by cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Anna Polonsky.
Presenter: Yale School of Music
Program TBA
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Seligman Center for the Performing Arts
Detroit, Michigan
Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 8:00 PM
The CMSD’s clarinet mini-festival concludes with the Detroit debut of a new trio featuring the renowned clarinetist David Shifrin, with pianist Anna Polonsky, and cellist Peter Wiley (former member of Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri Quartet). Their much-anticipated concert includes the Brahms Clarinet Trio, alongside works by Debussy and Italian composer Nino Rota, who is best known for his film scores, including his Oscar-winning score to Coppola’s Godfather II.

David Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator, having worked frequently with such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Tokyo and Emerson Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts. An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, David Shifrin served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004, and has been Artistic Director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland since 1981.

Russian-born pianist Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, collaborating with the Guarneri, Orion and Shanghai Quartets, and with Mitsuko Uchida, Yo-Yo Ma, David Shifrin, Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax and Jaime Laredo. She has performed chamber music at the Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest, Music@Menlo, Cartagena, Bard, and Caramoor Festivals as well as at Bargemusic in New York.

Cellist Peter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at just 13 years of age and became principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20. From 1987 through 1998, Mr. Wiley was cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio, with which he performed over a thousand concerts, and then served as cellist of the Guarneri Quartet from 2001 – succeeding his teacher, David Soyer – until the quartet retired from the concert stage in 2009.
Presenter: Chamber Music Society of Detroit
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, L 135
Artists: Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano)
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Alice Tully Hall
New York, New York
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 7:30 PM
Before his death in 1897, Johannes Brahms memorialized his cherished, fast-disappearing Old World in works of breathtaking tenderness and profundity. Moved by the serene purity of the clarinet, he created a quintet for the ages, a heart-rending epitaph for himself and the 19th century combined. Schubert’s similar Fantasie, composed in the autumn of his life, and Schumann’s emotional Dichterliebe build a nostalgic musical path to Brahms’s late masterpiece.
Presenter: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Schubert: Fantasie in F minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940, Op. 103
Artists: Paul Appleby (Tenor); David Shifrin (Clarinet); Ken Noda (Piano); Wu Han (Piano); Aaron Boyd (Violin); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Yura Lee (Viola); Keith Robinson (Cello)
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Artists: Paul Appleby (Tenor); David Shifrin (Clarinet); Ken Noda (Piano); Wu Han (Piano); Aaron Boyd (Violin); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Yura Lee (Viola); Keith Robinson (Cello)
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
Artists: Paul Appleby (Tenor); David Shifrin (Clarinet); Ken Noda (Piano); Wu Han (Piano); Aaron Boyd (Violin); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Yura Lee (Viola); Keith Robinson (Cello)
Brattleboro Music Center
Brattleboro, Vermont
Friday, 6 December 2019 - 7:30 PM
Each member of the trio — Anna Polonsky, David Shifrin, Peter Wiley — has performed for local audiences, at the Marlboro Music Festival and on the BMC Chamber Music Series. Their new collaboration as a trio commands immediate attention and offers promise for a special concert indeed. While the specific program is TBA, we can anticipate consummate musicianship and stellar performance.
Presenter: Brattleboro Music Center
Program TBA
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Curtis Institute of Music: Field Concert Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 10:00 AM
Presenters: Curtis Institute of Music; Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Program TBA
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
American Philosophical Society: Benjamin Franklin Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 3:00 PM
The Society is pleased to present these three celebrated musicians in their inaugural season as a trio. Highlighting an outstanding program of works for clarinet trio is a rarely-performed piece by Italian composer Nino Rota. Widely known for scoring films such as The Godfather, Rota also wrote highly sophisticated, inventive chamber music as is evidenced in his richly melodic Clarinet Trio.
Presenter: Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Portland State University: Lincoln Recital Hall
Portland, Oregon
Friday, 17 January 2020 - 7:30 PM
Music from the 1984 Academy Award winning film, including arias featuring soprano Cara Gabrielson, and other riveting selections. Special guest David Shifrin will join us for Mozart's gorgeous Clarinet Concerto.
Presenters: Amadeus Chamber Orchestra; Portland State University
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Ensemble: Amadeus Chamber Orchestra
First Baptist Church
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Friday, 31 January 2020 - 7:30 PM
In early 2018, renowned clarinetist David Shifrin announced the formation of a new trio. Shifrin’s colleagues in this ensemble are distinguished cellist Peter Wiley and virtuoso Anna Polonsky, pianist.
Presenter: Fontana Chamber Arts
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Zemlinsky: Trio for Clarinet or Violin, Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 3
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Hunter Museum of American Art
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 - 6:30 PM
Legendary clarinetist David Shifrin returns with the captivating soprano, Hyunah Yu, who will be making her String Theory debut. This evening’s music will consist of lullabies, German lieder, English songs, and more.
Presenter: String Theory at the Hunter
Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129 (The Shepherd on the Rock)
Artists: Hyunah Yu (Soprano); David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gloria Chien (Piano)
Schubert: Romanze from Die Verschworenem, D. 787
Artists: Hyunah Yu (Soprano); David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gloria Chien (Piano)
Bliss: Two Nursery Rhymes
Artists: Hyunah Yu (Soprano); David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gloria Chien (Piano)
Spohr: Sechs Deutsche Lieder
Artists: Hyunah Yu (Soprano); David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gloria Chien (Piano)
Meyerbeer: Hirtenlied
Artists: Hyunah Yu (Soprano); David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gloria Chien (Piano)
Desert Botanical Gardens
Phoenix, Arizona
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - 6:00 PM
"Beethoven at the Botanical" with Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, William Purvis, Gabriel Kovach, Escher Quartet, David Shifrin, Julie Feves, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom and Peter Wiley.
Presenter: Phoenix Chamber Music Society
Beethoven: Duo in E-flat major for Viola and Cello “with two obbligato eyeglasses,” WoO 32
Artists: Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt (Viola); Brook Speltz (Cello)
Beethoven: Sextet for 2 Horns and Strings in E flat major, Op. 81b
Artists: Gabriel Kovach (French Horn); William Purvis (French Horn); Escher String Quartet
Beethoven: Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Julie Feves (Bassoon); William Purvis (French Horn); Ida Kavafian (Violin); Steven Tenenbom (Viola); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Kerr Cultural Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 7:30 PM
David Shifrin, Steven Tenenbom, Anne-Marie McDermott, Ida Kavafian and Peter Wiley.
Presenter: Phoenix Chamber Music Society
Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E flat major, K 498 "Kegelstatt"
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anne-Marie McDermott (Piano); Steven Tenenbom (Viola)
Beethoven: String Trio in G major, Op. 9, No. 1
Artists: Ida Kavafian (Violin); Steven Tenenbom (Viola); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Schumann: Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 47
Artists: Anne-Marie McDermott (Piano); Ida Kavafian (Violin); Steven Tenenbom (Viola); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Ensemble: Opus One Piano Quartet
Alberta Rose Theatre
Portland, Oregon
Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 4:00 PM
Chamber Music Northwest Artistic Director and “woodwind god” (Portland Mercury) David Shifrin is joined by his soon-to-be successors, pianist Gloria Chien and violinist Soovin Kim, for a powerful program of solo, duo, and trio masterpieces. Enjoy their individual virtuosity as well as their electrifying harmony including a special performance of the klezmer-kissed clarinet trio written for Shifrin by composer Paul Schoenfeld.
Presenter: Chamber Music Northwest
Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 no 2
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gloria Chien (Piano)
Szymanowski: Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28
Artists: Gloria Chien (Piano); Soovin Kim (Violin)
Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without words)
Artist: Gloria Chien (Piano)
Schoenfield: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gloria Chien (Piano); Soovin Kim (Violin)
Market Square Church
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 8:00 PM
Presenter: Market Square Concerts
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Zemlinsky: Trio for Clarinet or Violin, Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 3
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
D'Rivera: Danzón for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Fauré: Trio for Piano and Strings in D minor, Op. 120
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Temple Emanu-el
Westfield, New Jersey
Sunday, 5 April 2020 - 3:30 PM
Presenter: Mostly Music New Jersey
Mozart: Fugues (5) for String Quartet after J. S. Bach, K 405
Artists: Ani Kavafian (Violin); Kerry McDermott (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Fred Sherry (Cello)
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K 546
Artists: Ani Kavafian (Violin); Kerry McDermott (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Fred Sherry (Cello)
Mendelssohn: Capriccio in E Minor for String Quartet, Opus 81, No. 3
Artists: Ani Kavafian (Violin); Kerry McDermott (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Fred Sherry (Cello)
Hermann: Souvenirs de Voyage Quintet for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola and Cello
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Ani Kavafian (Violin); Kerry McDermott (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Fred Sherry (Cello)
Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Ani Kavafian (Violin); Kerry McDermott (Violin); Paul Neubauer (Viola); Fred Sherry (Cello)
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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
Mozart: Parto, ma tu ben mio from La Clemenza di Tito
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
Schickele: Clarinet Quintet "Spring Ahead"
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