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10/26/13: Fifth Annual Chicago Clarinet Collaborations

IMG_1126The fifth annual Chicago Clarinet Collaborations will take place on October 26th, 2013 at at the Salme Steinberg Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University (5500 N. St Louis). The 7:30 pm joint performance will feature ensembles from participating universities as well as a performance by the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble (see full schedule below).

Tickets are available online or at the door and $10 admission includes the masterclass and the concert.  Attendance is free for students and faculty of participating universities. Call Rose Sperrazza at (773) 442-5902 to reserve space.

Invited universities include Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois  University, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, North Central College, Vandercook College, and Elmhurst College.

11:00-1:00  Cadenza Competition and Masterclass with Linda Baker, Cash prize
2:15-3:45: Group Rehearsal with John Bruce Yeh
4:00-5:00 Workshop “Collaborating with a Pianist: Best Practices” with Dr. Kay Kim
7:30pm: CONCERT

This event is partially supported by Vandoren, Inc. and the Department of Music at Northeastern Illinois University.


Guest Artists Elsa and Walter Verdehr

Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Clarinet Ensemble with guest artists Elsa and Walter Verdehr
Featuring James Niblock’s Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Clarinet
Premiere Performance of James Butler’s arrangement for clarinet ensemble and soloists

Master Class with Elsa Verdehr:
Friday, April 20th 3:30PM, Recital Hall FREE EVENT

Northeastern Illinois University
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue Parking Lot F Chicago, IL
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Tickets: NEIU BOX OFFICE: 773-442-4636