ClarinetFest 2012

I made it to Lincoln this afternoon for ClarinetFest! We kicked off the evening right with a social hour accompanied by clarinet music. It was a great time to catch up with old friends and meet new clarinetists.
The evening concerts were delightful! The Italian clarinetist, Antonio Tinelli really captured the audience with his musicality and his charm. Works included a U.S.A. premiere of a piece by Angelo Inglese, two works by Nino Rota, a work by Ante Grgin, and concluded with a nice arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue.
After a quick dinner, I made it back to catch the last half of Michael Lowenstern’s concert. I watched him perform back in the spring at Texas Clarinet Colloquium (and bought his newest CD). He never disappoints!
Anyways, we start back up bright and early tomorrow so I’m signing off. Can’t wait to try all of the new equipment tomorrow when the exhibits open!