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Lyric Chamber Music Society's Clarinet Recital and Champagne Reception!

  • Nov 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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We've been invited by the new young Executive Director of the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Reggie Bahl, to join him for a clarinet recital featuring Igor Begelman on Wednesday, November 13, 2012!  Performance begins at 7:30PM.

Reggie has also very generously offered members of our group 50% discounted tickets for concerts for the Lyric's[masked] season!  Details regarding this discount can be found under the "Our Sponsors" widget on our home page.  This discount is available to Chamber Music Meetup members only.  Your attendance will help Reggie and the Lyric in its new education outreach initiatives that seek, among other things, to introduce children to classical music (a cause near and dear to my heart!).

The clarinet performance will take place at the Kosciuszko Foundation, which is located within a beautiful and intimate salon-like brownstone setting.  The evening will feature selected works by Martinu, Paul Hindemith, Debussy, Carl Maria Von Weber and Gershwin/Heifetz.   

There will also be a post-concert champagne where you’ll be able to meet the performer and mingle with others in the group!  

Celeste and/or Reggie will be hosting this event, so please look for them.  Please be sure look for Reggie, who has graciously made this opportunity available to us and is looking forward to meeting all of you!!


Igor Begelman, Clarinet

Alexandre Moutouzkine, Piano

Works by Martinu, Paul Hindemith, Debussy, Carl Maria Von Weber and Gershwin/Heifetz



Cost: $25 (regularly $50!)

Discounted tickets are available only through the Lyric’s website at the following link:!individual/c1hm9.  Choose the Igor Begelman concert and be sure to enter the discount code during checkout for our group: MEETUP50.

Note that the Lyric has paperless tickets, so your name will be in its system.  You can pick up your tickets at any time before the concert at the Kosciuszko Foundation, starting at 6:30PM.

See you there!




Clarinetist Igor Begelman's virtuosity and imagination on his instrument have been praised by critics as "remarkable display of music making" and have earned him an impressive list of prizes, engagements and honors, including Avery Fisher Career Grant awarded to outstanding American artists.

In recent seasons Mr. Begelman appeared as a soloist with the I Musici de Montreal, Houston Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Boston Classical Orchestra, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonia Celestis, Astral and Chappaqua Chamber Orchestras as well as in recitals at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, New York's Merkin Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, 92nd Street Y, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Boston's Faneuil Hall, LA's Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, at Caramoor and Ravinia Festivals. Mr. Begelman has also soloed with the Bangor, Key West, Fairbanks and Ridgefield Symphonies, Bienne Symphony Orchestra, Odense Simfoniker, New Haven, Savannah and Greenwich Symphonies. He has performed recitals in Western and Eastern Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Israel.

Equally accomplished as a recitalist and a chamber musician, Mr. Begelman performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has appeared at numerous festivals throughout the world, including Casals, Marlboro, Moab, Alpenglow, Juneau, Caramoor, Tucson, Tanglewood and Schleswig-Holstein. An avid proponent of new music, he has also premiered compositions by Jennifer Higdon, Anton Kuerti, Alex Krasotov, David Robert Coleman, Meyer Kupferman, Elliot Schwartz, and Ralph Shapey.

Mr. Begelman was awarded top prizes at the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition in Denmark and the Geneva International Competition in Switzerland. In addition, he has earned top prizes at William C. Byrd Competition, Koussevitsky Competition, International Clarinet Society Competition, Heida Hermanns International Competition, Tilden Prize Competition and Crane New Music Competition among others. His honors also include the Special Prize at the 41st Munich International Competition and awards from the Altamura/Caruso Foundation and Salon de Virtuosi. In 2008 and 2010 Mr. Begelman received BRIO award from the Bronx Council for the Arts. He was also featured as a special guest in the Music section of "Lifestyles" magazine.

An active educator, Mr. Begelman has served as a professor of Clarinet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and as the Director of Woodwind Program at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. He now teaches at Brooklyn College and Sarah Lawrence College. Mr. Begelman has guest lectured at Yale, Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music in addition to many master classes throughout the US.

Raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Igor Begelman came to the United States in 1989. He received his Master's degree from The Juilliard School of Music and a Bachelor's degree from The Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Begelman has also received valuable mentoring from Astral Artistic Services, a Philadelphia-based organization guiding emerging young artists.

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  • judya

    I have a ticket that I won't be using. Does anyone have use for it? There are no paper tickets, it would have to be arranged.
    Contact me if you are interested.


    November 12, 2013

  • Ellen C.

    I'm a violist and enjoy chamber music.

    October 26, 2013

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