The first Basklarinet Festijn
The Basklarinet Festijn is a showcase for the bass clarinet, the wind instrument that never ceases to amaze ... and at the same time we celebrate Harry Sparnaay's 70th birthday, and mark the date he will officially bring his career as performing musician to a close. After a lifetime performing at the worlds biggest festivals, commissioning over 500 new works, and working with numerous ensembles, this will be the last occasion to see Harry Sparnaay play at a live concert!
The Basklarinet Festijn program features 10 leading bass clarinet players who will perform from solo to the combination of 7 bass clarinets with 3 contrabass clarinets side by side. The program includes two nonets from the ’80s, a new dectet by Tobias Klein, a new trio by Roderik de Man, improvisations by Claudio Puntin, Steffen Schorn and Ernesto Molinari, among others.
Apart from the concerts in Groningen, Amsterdam and Den Bosch, a masterclass and bass clarinet day for amateurs will be part of the program.
on bass clarinet: Harry Sparnaay, Ernesto Molinari, Claudio Puntin, Steffen Schorn, Jelte Althuis, Fie Schouten, Ainhoa Miranda, Oguz Büyükberber, Laura Carmichael and Tobias Klein.
Check out the full program.
2 cd-s will be released during Basklarinet Festijn
Ladder of Escape 1 – Harry Sparnaay bcl
Ladder of Escape 11 – Fie Schouten bcl
(Attacca Records 2014)