MATINEE MUSICALE presents
Julian Bliss, Clarinet
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
The subject of a documentary entitled Gifted, Julian Bliss was honored in 2002 to perform by royal invitation at Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and subsequently at her 80th birthday celebration. He excels as concerto soloist, chamber musician, and jazz artist at the world’s leading festivals and venues.
“It isn’t just his technique, though that is astonishing enough. It’s the wit, poise and vivacity in his playing. In short, it is the pure intuition leading him straight to the heart of what he plays.” – The (London) Times
The only "Piano Windtet" of its kind: ensemble 4.1!
With CLARINETIST: ALEXANDER GLÜCKSMANN
FOUR wind soloists from top German Orchestras and ONE unmistakable pianist Thomas Hoppe devote themselves to this still undiscovered wonderful musical genre.
Ensemble 4.1, "the Easy-Rider of Viennese Classic"
(DWZ / May 8th, 2016)
The communicative powers through its music and the intoxicating atmosphere this group creates on stage has repeatedly been praised by critics and has become a hallmark of the ensemble 4.1.
In addition to the original masterworks for this instrumentation by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, the ensemble is devoted to discovering rarely played compositions from the Romantic and Modern periods. After many years of silence, composers like Walther Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Herrmann Zilcher and Arne Oldberg are again being performed for an enthusiastic public.
The beginnings of the group were overseen and fostered by the renowned Goethe Institute, who assisted with the initial concerts and worldwide tours. Since its inception in 2013, the ensemble 4.1 has already crisscrossed the globe and performed recitals in China, Pakistan, Austria, Germany, Algeria, Canada and the USA, in cities such as Berlin, Istanbul, New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Karachi, Shanghai and Chengdu. They have appeared with great success at festivals in Denmark and on Malta, as well as at the Kotor Festival in Montenegro.
Piano Quintet in Eb-Major, K. 452 – W.A. Mozart
Jerusalem Mix – Avner Dorman
Piano Quintet in Bb-Major – Walter Gieseking
CSO Chamber Players features the clarinet section!
Program and Description:
After hearing a rehearsal of his visceral and autobiographical Quartet No. 8, it is said that Shostakovich wept, “overwhelmed by this beautiful realization of his most personal feelings.” Composer Michael Henry, himself a clarinetist, makes playful use of the instrument in his spirited Birdwatching. Mendelssohn’s First String Quartet, a poignant and personal work of disquieting beauty, completes the program.
Michael Henry: Birdwatching
Ixi Chen, clarinet
Ralph Skiano, clarinet
Ronald Aufmann, clarinet
Benjamin Freimuth, clarinet
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
Kun Dong, violin
Rebecca Kruger Fryxell, violin
Rebecca Barnes, viola
Susan Marshall-Petersen, cello
Hughes: Grand Concerto Fantasy on Themes
from Verdi's Un ballo in maschera
Randolph Bowman, flute
Amy Taylor, flute
Youkyoung Kim, piano
Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 18
Stefani Collins Matsuo, violin
Rachel Charbel, violin
Marna Street, viola
Paul Frankenfeld, viola
Hiro Matsuo, cello
All Seats are General Admission
As clarinetists, summer is the perfect time to reevaluate and reorganize your practice routine. In this C3 masterclass, founding member Krista Weiss will discuss ways to keep your practicing on track over the summer months and ensure that you enter the fall feeling confident and refreshed. Topics to be discussed include fundamentals, scale and technique exercises, sight reading, and more. Each confirmed attendee will receive a free packet of music, so reserve your spot today!
Save your seat by rsvp'ing to email@example.com.
Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill, violinist, Bella Hristova, and pianist, Michael McHale join forces in this diverse program of works by Bartók, Stravinsky, Beethoven, and Poulenc. This stellar trio of musicians will end the season with dramatic style and extraordinary artistry.
Sunday May 14 4pm
Monday May 15 7:30pm
Clarinet JOHN KUROKAWA performs with flutist ARPI ANDERSON and pianist JOSH NIEMUTH as part of the Taft Museum's 64th annual Chamber Music Series features both traditional and unexpected chamber ensembles.
The final concert of the Taft’s 64thChamber Music Series is a Chamber Music Trio featuring piano, flute and clarinet. The Chamber Music Trio will play a bold and eclectic mix of songs by such famous names as Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Debussy, Poulenc, Schwantner, Villa-Lobos, and Muczynski.
FREE. Due to popularity, reservations are now required for all dates. Information: (513) 684-4516. http://www.taftmuseum.org/events/music
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players features as the close to its BRAHMSFEST the sublime Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115. Written at the end of his life, this work is arguably one of his most profound. Ixi Chen, clarinet, with violinists Anna Reider and Mauricio Aguiar, violist Gerry Itzkoff and cellist Ted Nelson.
Join us for C3's inaugural Clarinet festival, to be held on the campus of Xavier University on Saturday April 8, 2017. Our esteemed guest faculty come to us from afar: Andre Moisan from Montreal Canada, and Andrew Marriner from London, England. Masterclasses, special topics, workshops and presentations run all day, ending with Mr. Moisan and Mr. Marriner in recital.
Richie Hawley is a versatile and critically acclaimed artist who ranks among the most distinguished clarinetists of his generation. Mr. Hawley was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1994 at the age of 23, only two years after graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music. He has since enjoyed a rewarding and multifaceted career as an orchestral clarinetist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher and clinician. From 1994-2011, as the Principal Clarinet of the CSO, he impressed audiences around the world with a wide-ranging talent that blended virtuosity and the velvety, sonorous tone that has become his trademark. The Cincinnati Enquirer has praised him for the "seamless flowing tone so many clarinetists long for and few can achieve.” Many of the 60+ recordings by the CSO and Cincinnati Pops during his tenure have featured major solos of the clarinet repertoire. American Record Guide hailed Hawley's "gorgeous" clarinet solo in the CSO's Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 as "the crowning achievement" of the recording by Maestro Jesus Lopez-Cobos.
Numerous solo, concerto, and chamber music appearances in the U.S. and around the world. Principal clarinet, American Ballet Theater Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra; former principal clarinet, New York Chamber Symphony; served as guest principal clarinetist of the New York Pops, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and New Jersey, St. Louis, and Seattle Symphony Orchestras. Has appeared as a guest clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic in concerts conducted by Valery Gergiev and André Previn, and, during the 2003-04 season, served as the principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Co-artistic director, with his duo-partner, pianist Jon Nakamatsu, of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, since 2006.