Recitals & Visiting Artists

CANCELED: David Shifrin, clarinet

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

David Shifrin has regrettably needed to cancel his appearance at Northwestern.

Kay Kim, piano

One of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize, David Shifrin has appeared with major orchestras throughout the US, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. He has served as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, the Honolulu and Dallas symphonies, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Chamber Symphony. An acclaimed recitalist, he has performed at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, as well as New York’s 92nd Street Y and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. His collaborations have included such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Guarneri, Tokyo, and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts. Shifrin has received three Grammy nominations, and his recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra was named Record of the Year by Stereo Review

Carl Nielsen (arr. Steven Cohen), Humorous Bagatelles
Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 1 in F Minor
Francis Poulenc, Clarinet Sonata
Claude Debussy, Première rhapsodie
Gioachino Rossini (Sikorski edition), Introduction, Theme, and Variations

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.