ClarinetFest 2014 coming to LSU School of Music July 30-August 3
The LSU School of Music will host ClarinetFest 2014, the largest gathering of clarinetists in the world, including professional performers, educators, composers from July 30 thru August 3. Artist Director Robert DiLutis and The International Clarinet Association are co-hosting and organizing the convention with the theme “The Clarinetist as Entrepreneur” focusing on how to survive and flourish as clarinetists in the 21st century.
ClarinetFest 2014 will feature concerts by renowned international artists, classes, recitals, lectures, international competitions, lectures and masterclasses.
ClarinetFest is open to students, teachers, performers, and community members. Events will be held in three venues on the LSU campus: the LSU School of Music, the Claude L. Shaver Theatre inside the Music & Dramatic Arts Building, and the Union Theater.
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Muffet, will be in residence for the conference. Featured artists (subject to change) include Evan Christopher, Allan Vache, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Larry Combs, Greg Raden, Antonio Saiote, Franklin Cohen, Stanley Drucker, Michael Rusinik, and Paul Cigan.
DiLutis, former professor of clarinet at LSU and current professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland, invites clarinetists from around the world and music lovers nearby, to LSU, where the International Clarinet Association will “laissez les bons temps router”, or let the good times roll!
In addition to great music, attendees are invited to participate in optional events that include a Cajun swamp tour, plantation tour, and Louisiana shrimp and crawfish party.
Don’t miss ClarinetFest 2014 – bring your reeds, your ears and your appetite! Information, registration, and schedule available at http://clarinet.org/index.asp