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by Jason Alder On Sunday 30 October 2016 the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain (CASSGB) hosted a Single Reed Day in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary. The event was held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in central London and included recitals, masterclasses, an Under-19s clarinet competition, a saxophone composition competition, and a trade hall along with presentations by some of the sponsors. Performances were held in two main concert halls, with two other rooms being used for presentations and the clarinet competition.   The day began with a mass single reed choir led by James Rae in the MusicRead More →

Report by Melissa Morales The final event for ClarinetFest® 2016 took place on Sunday, August 7 at 3 p.m. in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre. The Festival Clarinet Choir was comprised of 35 members and was led by conductor Raphael Sanders. The choir opened with Claribel (2000) by Roland Cardon. They played with a full, lush sound and brought the melodies to life, accentuating the fun and comical character. Following the Cardon was a quartet feature piece Concertante for 4 clarinets and Orchestra (1833) by L.A.B. Schindelmeisser. The choir was accompanied by four esteemed clarinetists: Julianne Kirk Doyle (Suny Potsdam), Blake Arrington (United States Air Force), MUCM James LoganRead More →