NEWS FROM THE UF CLARINET STUDIO
PROFESSOR ESTRIN TO DIRECT 10th VANDOREN FESTIVAL
Prof. Estrin will once again be the
director of the annual Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble festival. This year's festival
will take place on March 20-21, 2015 at the University of South Alabama in
Mobile. Follow this link for complete details:
ESTRIN AT U.S. NAVY BAND CLARINET DAY
Prof. Estrin was the
keynote artist at the 2014 U.S. Navy Band Clarinet Day. The event took place at
the United States Navy Yard on November 8th. He conducted the Festival Clarinet
Choir, presented a masterclass, and served on a discussion panel. He also gave a
masterclass at the University of Maryland for the excellent clarinet students of
Prof. Robert DiLutis.
PROF. ESTRIN CONDUCTS ICA MID-AMERICA FESTIVAL CLARINET CHOIR
Prof. Estrin served as the Music
Director and Conductor of the 2014 ICA ClarinetFest and ICA Mid-America
Festival Clarinet Choirs at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and The
Ohio State University
The ICA Mid-America Festival was hosted by Dr. Caroline Hartig.(Pictured below)
UF CLARINET ENSEMBLE RELEASES 3rd CD - CLARINET CHOIR CLASSICS
We are proud to announce the release
of our third full-length CD,
Clarinet Choir Classics.
The recording features works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ralph Vaughan
Williams, Satoshi Yagisawa, Samuel Barber, Carl Maria von Weber, Paul
Harvey, George Gershwin, Felix Mendelssohn, and Freddie Mercury.
“The Lords & Ladies of Licorice are back!! This is the third recording
by the widely acclaimed University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble and it is an
absolute treat. Among the treasures on this recording is The Young Person's
Guide to the Clarinet Choir (Harvey & Estrin). In a similar style of The
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Benjamin Britten) this piece
introduces each member of the clarinet choir to the listener (including the
A-flat clarinet and the basset horn.” BAND WORLD
Jackie Glazier and Jenny Maclay shine at
Studio Alumnae, Jackie Glazier and Jenny Maclay, brought distinction to
the UF Clarinet Studio at the 2014 ICA Clarinetfest in Baton Rouge. Jackie was
the first prize winner of the Orchestral Competition. Jenny was the youngest
presenter of refereed research at the conference.
THREE NEW MEMBERS
The UF Clarinet
Studio welcomes three new members. Trenton Fleming(Dreyfoos School of
the Arts), Kaitlyn Heumann(Douglas Anderson School of the Arts), and Aaron
Janosa(Leesburg High School).
ESTRIN PUBLISHES NEW EDITION OF WEBER
Estrin has released a new revised edition of the Weber
published by Jeanné, Inc. The fully annotated edition
includes a written master class and the original cadenza by Heinrich Baermann.
The piano reduction was prepared by Matt Johnston and has been well-received by
pianists for its playability and excellent sonority.
Professor Estrin with Michael Skinner, President of Dansr.
STANLEY DRUCKER AT UF!
In honor of his distinguished sixty-one year career as principal
clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, the University of Florida Board of
Trustees awarded world-famous clarinet virtuoso
Stanley Drucker an honorary doctorate in music. Other than the
earned doctorate, the greatest recognition the University of Florida can
give an individual is an honorary degree. Mr. Drucker was nominated
for this honor by UF clarinet professor Mitchell Estrin. While at UF,
he recorded Scott McAllister's Black Dog Rhapsody and Carl Maria von Weber's
Concertino, Op. 26 with the UF Wind Symphony for their upcoming CD,
Legends. He also presented a masterclass and was the guest speaker
at the UF College of Fine Arts Graduation Ceremony.
CLARINET THUNDER RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS
The University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble's second
full-length CD, Clarinet Thunder, was reviewed in BANDWORLD
in April, 2010. "This is the followup to the immensely successful
Wind in the Reeds...and you don't have to be a clarinetist to appreciate
this marvelous CD. The collection features some classic band &
orchestra literature transcribed for full clarinet choir, as well as some
fascinating original works. The orchestral transcriptions are works of
Weber, Elgar, Rimsky-Korsakov, and a dazzling Scherzo from A Midsummer
Night's Dream. This is a recording you will definitely enjoy hearing
again and again." The 60-minute recording features the
ensemble performing 10 different works, including the Holst Second
Suite in F, Mendelssohn Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream",
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Nelhybel Suite No. 1, and
Weber Overture to Der Freischutz.
HIGH CRITICAL PRAISE FOR WIND IN THE REEDS
The UF Clarinet Ensemble's first CD,
Wind in the Reeds has received widespread critical praise. The
74-minute recording features the ensemble performing 11 different works for
clarinet choir. The CD was reviewed in THE INSTRUMENTALIST, which stated,
"....the ensemble plays beautifully and demonstrates conclusively the
versatility and sound only a clarinet choir can produce. This recording is a joy
to listen to." BANDWORLD stated, "This wonderful
recording....definitely deserves mention. The role of the clarinet ensemble is
multi-faceted and this recording finely displays its various guises. The
recording is a treat for all listeners and it is a hopeful sign for renewed
interest in the clarinet ensemble."
sound clips from Wind in the Reeds.
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