The Great Clarinet Summit
Music Director Frederick Harris
Created May 10, 2018 - 2:41am

May 11th, 2018

The final concert of the 2017-18 season of MIT Sounding, this unique event features renowned clarinetists Don Byron, Evan Ziporyn, Billy Novick, Eran Egozy and a surprise guest artist along with the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and MIT Wind Ensemble led by Music Director Frederick Harris, Jr. The exciting and eclectic program will include Byron’s Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble, music for jazz and chamber ensembles featuring the clarinet, a special world premiere featuring all guest soloists and a community play-along piece for attending clarinetists of all ages!*

*If you are a clarinetist and interested in the community play-along piece, please email




MIT Sounding is an annual performance series sponsored by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). Curated by CAST Faculty Director Evan Ziporyn, Sounding presents personal and compelling visions of music that defies genre and blurs the lines between the traditional and the contemporary,.

MIT Sounding receives generous support from the Council for the Arts at MIT; Terry and Rick Stone; Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST).


The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) creates new opportunities for art, science, and technology to thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge, and discovery. CAST's multidisciplinary platform presents performing and visual arts programs, supports research projects for artists to collaborate with science and engineering labs, and sponsors symposia, classes, workshops, design studios, lectures, and publications. The Center is funded in part by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evan Ziporyn is Faculty Director, and Leila Kinney is Executive Director.