"The Great Clarinet Summit" Screening

A documentary film world premiere!

September 07, 2018 | 03:00 pm

MIT Building 10-250
September 07, 2018 | 03:00 pm
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A documentary film world premiere!

Following the screening, join WGBH’s jazz host and “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio,” Eric Jackson, for a brief discussion with, and live performances by, renowned clarinetists featured in the film: Don Byron, Evan Ziporyn, Billy Novick, and Eran Egozy.

The 90-minute program will conclude with an “all play” clarinet jam led by Byron and Ziporyn!   All clarinet players are invited to bring their instruments and join in!


“The Great Clarinet Summit”

Last May, MIT’s Wind and Jazz Ensembles invited five renowned clarinet soloists to perform a concert celebrating the illustrious instrument. Don Byron, Anat Cohen, Eran Egozy, Billy Novick, and Evan Ziporyn shared the stage for a program spanning multiple musical genres from classical to jazz to world to pop. This extraordinary concert culminated with Ornament of the World, composed by MIT alumnus and Tony award-winner Jamshied Sharifi, featuring the entire cast of musicians and 100 clarinetists of all ages drawn from the Boston area.

The documentary, produced by MIT Video Productions, goes behind the scenes to show how this musical extravaganza was achieved and tells the story of the creative endeavors of the featured soloists and their special relationship with this highly versatile and distinctly sounding woodwind instrument


Co-sponsored by MIT Music and Theater Arts and MIT Video Productions

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