Great Clarinet Summit

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium, MIT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

The final concert of the 2017-18 season of MIT Sounding, this unique event features renowned clarinetists Don Byron, Anat Cohen, Evan Ziporyn, Billy Novick, and Eran Egozy along with the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and MIT Wind Ensemble led by Music Director Frederick Harris, Jr. The exciting and eclectic program includes a movement from Don Byron’s Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble and the world premiere of Jamshied Sharifi’s Ornament Of The World, a community play-along piece featuring all guest soloists and attending clarinetists of all ages.*

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


This event is part of MIT Sounding.
The 2017–18 season of the innovative annual performance series MIT Sounding continues to blur the boundaries between contemporary and world music. Curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), this season of MIT Sounding integrates the avant-garde sounds of ancient instruments and traditional practices with cutting-edge composition and technology to present various visions of a new, evolving music that defies genre.


Free for the MIT community in advance, $5 at the door
$15 General admission

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Performing Arts

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Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

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School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS)


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Tickets are free in advance for MIT students/faculty/staff ($5 at the door), $15 for general admission, and free for participants in the clarinet play-along piece.

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