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Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 2 p.m. Pacific

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Jerry Simas
Unlocking the Mozart Clarinet Concerto

How do you approach a masterpiece? In this master class, we’ll explore the pathway from traditions, rules, and expectations to a deeper appreciation of the music, in order to create a more personal, artistic performance.

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About the Event

Date and Time

Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 2 p.m. Pacific

Who should attend?

Clarinetists, woodwind players, and everyone who loves Mozart.

How should I prepare?

Download the scores and parts, listen to some suggested performances, and become familiar with the music.

Is there a cost?

Admission is by donation: $25 is suggested.

How do I attend?

Register at Eventbrite using the registration button. Once registered, you’ll receive an email with a link to your personal access page.

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The Register Now! button will take you to the Eventbrite registration page for this event. You may register for the series before the first session, or for individual sessions.

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About the Mentor

Clarinetist Jerome Simas joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2012, is professor of clarinet and chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a coach for the SFS Youth Orchestra. He has held principal clarinet positions in orchestras throughout the greater Bay Area and is solo clarinetist with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. He received degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, attended the Marlboro Music and Tanglewood music festivals, and won first prize at the International Clarinet Society Young Artist Competition and grand prize winner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Workshop Materials

Examples of public domain scores and solo parts from IMSLP

Peters – Clarinet in A

Scanned part – Basset Clarinet in A

Kalmus score

Barenreiter score

(recommended for purchase)

For listening

Recommended recordings

Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood conductor, Antony Pay clarinet (period instruments)
Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Peter Oundjian conductor, Martin Frost clarinet
Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan conductor, Karl Leister clarinet
Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado conductor, Sabine Meyer clarinet
Cleveland Orchestra, Cristophe von Dochnanyi conductor, Franklin Cohen clarinet
Cleveland Orchestra, Georg Szell conductor, Robert Marcellus clarinet
Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz conductor, David Schifrin clarinet
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich clarinet
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz conductor Jon Manasse clarinet

Czech Philharmonic, Manfred Honeck conductor, Sharon Kam clarinet

Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Cornelius Meister, conductor, Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clarinet

London Mozart Players, Michael Collins conductor and clarinet soloist

Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conductor, Peter Schmidl clarinet

For those who wish to practice - piano accompaniment for A clarinet (original)

1st Movement – Allegro

2nd movement – Adagio

3rd movement – Rondo

For those who wish to practice - piano accompaniment for B-flat clarinet (transposed)

1st Movement – Allegro

2nd movement – Adagio

3rd movement – Rondo

Thank you to our master class participants

I – Allegro: Keith Cantrelle
II – Adagio: Jimmée Greco
III – Rondo:  Kathy Boster