Events - Upcoming

Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Hong Kong, China
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 3:00 PM
Tango and more with violinist Choliang Lin
Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Additional concerts in Zhuhai and Guangzhou through Jan 27, 2019
Presenter: Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival
Program TBA
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, 10 February 2019 - 7:00 PM
In early 2018, renowned clarinetist David Shifrin announced the formation of a new trio. Shifrin’s colleagues in this ensemble are distinguished cellist Peter Wiley (formerly of the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri String Quartet), and rising star pianist Anna Polonsky. This outstanding collaboration of talents makes its US debut at Dumbarton Oaks, with works by Nino Rota, Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, and Gabriel Fauré.
Presenter: Dumbarton Oaks Friends of Chamber Music
Program TBA
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, District of Columbia
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 8:00 PM
In early 2018, renowned clarinetist David Shifrin announced the formation of a new trio. Shifrin’s colleagues in this ensemble are distinguished cellist Peter Wiley (formerly of the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri String Quartet), and rising star pianist Anna Polonsky. This outstanding collaboration of talents makes its US debut at Dumbarton Oaks, with works by Nino Rota, Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, and Gabriel Fauré.
Presenter: Dumbarton Oaks Friends of Chamber Music
Program TBA
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Carnegie Hall: Weill Recital Hall
New York, New York
Friday, 15 February 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenters: Carnegie Hall; Yale University School of Music
Program TBA
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Lincoln Center: Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
New York, New York
Friday, 22 February 2019 - 7:30 PM
Debussy’s impressionist cello sonata and Brahms’s magisterial string sextet are accompanied by a colorful clarinet trio by the Armenian Aram Khachaturian and a significant addition to the piano quintet repertoire by Welshman Huw Watkins. A cast of powerhouse performers promises an unforgettable performance.
Presenter: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, L 135
Artists: Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Paul Watkins (Cello)
Khachaturian: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Watkins: Quintet for Piano and Strings "Variations on a Schubert Song"
Artists: Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Paul Huang (Violin); Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin); Richard O'Neill (Viola); Paul Watkins (Cello)
Brahms: Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36
Artists: Paul Huang (Violin); Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin); Matthew Lipman (Viola); Richard O'Neill (Viola); Nicholas Tzavaras (Cello); Paul Watkins (Cello)
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Madison, New Jersey
Saturday, 23 February 2019 - 3:00 PM
Debussy’s impressionist cello sonata and Brahms’s magisterial string sextet are accompanied by a colorful clarinet trio by the Armenian Aram Khachaturian and a significant addition to the piano quintet repertoire by Welshman Huw Watkins. A cast of powerhouse performers promises an unforgettable performance.
Presenters: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Drew University Music Department
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, L 135
Artists: Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Paul Watkins (Cello)
Khachaturian: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Watkins: Quintet for Piano and Strings "Variations on a Schubert Song"
Artists: Gilles Vonsattel (Piano); Paul Huang (Violin); Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin); Richard O'Neill (Viola); Paul Watkins (Cello)
Brahms: Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36
Artists: Paul Huang (Violin); Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin); Matthew Lipman (Viola); Richard O'Neill (Viola); Nicholas Tzavaras (Cello); Paul Watkins (Cello)
Camelback Bible Church
Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, 1 March 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Phoenix Chamber Music Society
Mozart: Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478
Artists: Anna Polonsky (Piano); Harlem String Quartet
Coleman: Quintet
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Harlem String Quartet
Schubert: Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
Artists: Peter Wiley (Cello); Harlem String Quartet
Private Home
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 4:00 PM
Concert, hors d'oeuvres & wine.
Presenter: Phoenix Chamber Music Society
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Lincoln Center: Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
New York, New York
Sunday, 10 March 2019 - 5:00 PM
CMS traverses the turbulent historical landscape of Russia through its vastly expressive music. From the glorious musical outpourings of the age of the tsars and the Russian Empire to the audaciously creative period between the wars, and into and beyond the Soviet era, Russian music has told the story of its country and people like no other. Each program concludes with one of Russia’s incomparable chamber music blockbusters, works of symphonic scale and excitement.
Presenter: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Glinka: Trio pathétique in D minor for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Marc Goldberg (Bassoon); Michael Brown (Piano)
Glazunov: Idyll in D major for Horn and Strings
Artists: David Jolley (French Horn); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Sean Lee (Violin); Mark Holloway (Viola); Inbal Segev (Cello); Xavier Foley (Double Bass)
Balakirev: Octet for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Piano, Op. 3
Balakirev: Octet for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Piano, Op. 3
Artists: James Austin Smith (Oboe); David Jolley (French Horn); Michael Brown (Piano); Francisco Fullana (Violin); Sean Lee (Violin); Mark Holloway (Viola); Inbal Segev (Cello); Xavier Foley (Double Bass)
Schnittke: Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich for Piano, Six Hands
Artists: Michael Brown (Piano); Anne-Marie McDermott (Piano); Wu Qian (Piano)
Rachmaninov: Suite for 2 Pianos no 2, Op. 17
Artists: Anne-Marie McDermott (Piano); Wu Qian (Piano)
Wilton Congregational Church
Wilton, Connecticut
Sunday, 24 March 2019 - 4:00 PM
Presenter: Wilton Candlelight Concerts
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Fauré: Trio for Piano and Strings in D minor, Op. 120
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Alberta Rose Theatre
Portland, Oregon
Saturday, 30 March 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Chamber Music Northwest
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Sugden Theatre
Naples, Florida
Monday, 1 April 2019 - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Classic Chamber Concerts Naples
Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello no 4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
D'Rivera: Danzón for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Artists: David Shifrin (Clarinet); Anna Polonsky (Piano); Peter Wiley (Cello)
Blaisdell Concert Hall
Honolulu, Hawaii
Saturday, 13 April 2019 - 7:30 PM

Since his time as HSO Principal Clarinet, David Shifrin has become an artist in demand around the world. Performing as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He returns for his solo appearance with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra collaborating with Rei Hotoda, newly appointed Fresno Philharmonic Music Director. She conducts Scheherazade, the symphonic story of A Thousand and One Nights.
Sponsor: Halekulani
Presenter: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Toyama: Rhapsody for Orchestra
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Conductor: Rei Hotoda
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Conductor: Rei Hotoda
Weber: Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in E flat major, J 118/Op. 74
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Ensemble: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Rei Hotoda
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Conductor: Rei Hotoda
Blaisdell Concert Hall
Honolulu, Hawaii
Sunday, 14 April 2019 - 4:00 PM

Since his time as HSO Principal Clarinet, David Shifrin has become an artist in demand around the world. Performing as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He returns for his solo appearance with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra collaborating with Rei Hotoda, newly appointed Fresno Philharmonic Music Director. She conducts Scheherazade, the symphonic story of A Thousand and One Nights.
Sponsor: Halekulani
Presenter: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Toyama: Rhapsody for Orchestra
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Conductor: Rei Hotoda
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Conductor: Rei Hotoda
Weber: Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in E flat major, J 118/Op. 74
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Ensemble: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Rei Hotoda
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Conductor: Rei Hotoda
Kaul Auditorium, Reed College
Portland, Oregon
Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 8:00 PM
music of David Shifrin
Presenters: Chamber Muisc Northwest; Chamber Music Northwest
Program TBA
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Liberty Theater
Astoria, Oregon
Friday, 26 April 2019 - 7:00 PM
Presenter: Liberty Theater
Program TBA
Artist: David Shifrin (Clarinet)
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Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111
Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375
Seiber: Serenade for 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns
Music for Viola and Gypsy Band
Bolcom: Afternoon Cakewalk
Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
Piazzolla: La muerte del Angel
Bliss: Madame Noy for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble, F. 160
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a)
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205
Ligeti: Bagatelles (6) for Wind Quintet
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132 (Fairy Tales)
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano
Weber: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat major, J 182/Op. 34
Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
Fauré: Trio for Piano and Strings in D minor, Op. 120
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
Saint-Saëns: Tarantella for Flute and Clarinet, Op. 6
Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a)
Villa-Lobos: Choros no 2 para Flauta e Clarinete
Davidovsky: Septet for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B-flat major, FP 184
Martinu: Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, H 356
Hindemith: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes (5) for Clarinet and Piano
Ludwig: Haiku Catharsis
Jalbert: Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet, Op. 24 no 2
Strauss: Serenade for Winds in E flat major, Op. 7
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Debussy: Two pieces from Children's Corner arr. for clarinet and piano by David Schiff
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano
Mozart: Parto, ma tu ben mio from La Clemenza di Tito
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 10 in B flat major, K 361 (370a) "Gran Partita"
Weber: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat major, J 182/Op. 34
Weber: Variations (7) for Clarinet and Piano from "Silvana," J 128/Op 33
Weber: Grand Duo concertante for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, J 204/Op. 48
Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129 (The Shepherd on the Rock)
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Strauss: Duet-Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings and Harp, AV 147
Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
Mendelssohn: Concertpiece No. 1 in F minor for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano, Op. 113
Stravinsky: "Berceuses du chat" for Voice and Three Clarinets
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452
Kernis: "Perpetual Chaconne" for Clarinet and String Quartet
Liebermann: Four Seasons for Mezzo-Soprano, Clarinet and Piano Quartet, Op.123, poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a)
Mendelssohn: Concert Piece for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 113
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Rogerson: Constellations
Bunch: Ralph's Old Records for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, Cello, and PIano
Schickele: Serenade for Three
Schickele: Clarinet Quintet "Spring Ahead"
Shulman: Rendezvous
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375
Beethoven: Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn in E flat major, Op. 16
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Copland: Sextet for String Quartet, Clarinet and Piano
Prokofiev: Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass in G minor, Op. 39
Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205
Ligeti: Bagatelles (6) for Wind Quintet
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a)
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 11 in E flat major, K 375
Mozart: Serenade for Winds no 12 in C minor, K 388 (384a)
Françaix: Quintet for Winds no 1
Poulenc: Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn, Op. 100
Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat
Etler: Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Ensemble