Past Performances

Past Performances

A special recital featuring clarinetist Sam Boutris, cellist Zachary Mowitz, and pianist Sam Hong. In addition to staples of the clarinet solo repertoire by Schumann, Mozart, and Debussy, this performance will also feature the iconic Brahms trio with cello.

The concert will be at 2PM in the living room at Van Vleck House. Reservations are required at this link which will be sent to members first and then posted here for the general public in late January.

The concert is free. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.

Thanks to our concert series Patrons for their support:

Courtyard Patron Emer Featherstone

Music Room Patrons Linda Leddy & Arlene McLeer

Library Room Patron Rosemary Iversen

Sunday, February 11, 2024, 2 p.m.

Experience a captivating evening with clarinetist Sam Boutris and pianist Baron Fenwick, showcasing masterpieces from the clarinet repertoire. This recital features celebrated works by Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, and highlights from Boutris’ debut album “Phases.” (Musica Solis Label) Baron and Sam are longtime friends and have collaborated on projects across the US for a decade. Members of the Juilliard community, Boutris recently received an Artist Diploma and Baron is pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. Boutris will also be presenting these works on a solo recital at Carnegie Hall on Jan 29, 2024.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 7 p.m.


R. SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

CAHUZAC Cantilène for Clarinet and Piano

NIELSEN Fantasy Piece in G Minor for Clarinet and Piano

SHERIDAN SEYFRIED Forest and Sky (World Premiere)

BRAHMS Clarinet Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2

MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581



Sam Boutris, Clarinet
Sophiko Simsive, Piano
Aizuri Quartet
– Emma Frucht, Violin
– Miho Saegusa, Violin
– Brian Hong, Viola
– Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello

Monday, January 29, 2024, 7:30 p.m.


R. SCHUMANN (1732 – 1809)

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

L. CAHUZAC (1840 – 1893)

Cantilène for Clarinet and Piano

C. NIELSEN (1964-)

Fantasy Piece in G Minor for Clarinet and Piano

BRAHMS (1811 – 1886)

Clarinet Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2

Monday, January 22, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Solo recital with Pianist Tomer Gewirtzman hosted by WQXR


Nov 1, 2017

Music for clarinet and strings with the Vermont Mozart Festival Chamber Players



Jan 27, 2018

Solo recital with pianist JiYung Lee


Mar 6, 2018

Solo recital with pianist JiYung Lee



Feb 22, 2019

Guest Soloist at the New York Piano Society Gala Concert

Mar 3, 2018

All-French solo recital with Marina Iwao

The ventures of Debussy and Ravel into impressionism and the responsive compositional output from Les Six produced a flowering of innovative and compelling wind music.

The clarinet chapter of 20th century French music is saturated with tonal nuance and trademark French lyricism at their finest. In addition to the well-known nonpareils composed by Debussy, Poulenc, Messiaen, and Ravel, there is a vast underground of forgotten gems by lesser known masters: Bozza, Cahuzac, and Pierné. While these latter pieces are mainstays of the clarinet repertoire, they are largely unknown by wider audiences. Clarinetist Sam Boutris and pianist Marina Iwao will provide a fresh look at these unjustifiably unheralded treasures. Commentary by Michael J. Gilligan.

March 11, 2019