David Shifrin, professor of clarinet, was a guest on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show yesterday to discuss the Yale School of Music’s celebration of Benny Goodman. This May, Goodman would have turned 100, and the School of Music is celebrating with a series of events in both New Haven and New York. Shifrin is the artistic director of both the Chamber Music Society at Yale and the Yale in New York series. This Saturday, September 26, Yale in New York presents The Classical Legacy of Benny Goodman, a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring music commissioned or premiered by the legendary clarinetist. Goodman made his name in jazz, but his classical work led to such commissions as Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and Bartok’s Contrasts. Shifrin will perform the clarinet solo in the Copland Concerto this Saturday.
Listen to the show HERE on WNYC’s website.