The Great Clarinet Summit
Created March 13, 2019 - 6:46pm

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 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. Produced by MIT Video Productions with the generous support of Neil and Jane Pappalardo.