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  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    September 28, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Friend and Teacher

    Carolyn Warner & Friends XIII

    Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano
    Daniel Shapiro, piano
    Franklin Cohen, clarinet
    Mari Sato, violin
    Brian Thornton, cello
    Victor Beyens, violin, student artist
    James Umble, alto/soprano saxophone, guest artist
  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    October 5, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

    The popular series of monthly concerts in the galleries featuring young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the joint program with Case Western Reserve University’s early and baroque music programs enters its fifth season. Outstanding conservatory musicians present mixed programs of chamber music amid the museum’s collections for a unique and intimate experience—concerts regularly feature instruments from the museum’s keyboard collection.

    From standard repertoire to unknown gems, these early-evening, hour-long performances are a delightful after-work encounter or the start of a night out. Programs announced the week of the performance.

    Free, no tickets required. More information is available at:

  • CIM@HOME: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 5, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Boulez the Conductor

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra 
    Steven Smith, guest conductor 
    Joela Jones, piano

Boris Allakhverdyan Named Principal Clarinetist for The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

July 3, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra has named CIM alumnus Boris Allakhverdyan as its newest principal clarinetist. The 29-year-old earned his master’s degree from CIM in 2010 as a student of Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinetist Franklin Cohen.
Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet (MM 2010, student of Franklin Cohen)

Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet (MM 2010, student of Franklin Cohen)

Mr. Allahverdyan will now serve as one of two principals with Anthony McGill. Traditionally, the Met Orchestra has two principal players for each instrument, and sometimes many associate principals, since it performs as often as seven times a week.
Prior to accepting his appointment with The Met, he was the associate principal clarinetist of the Kansas City Symphony – a position he has held since 2009.
“I was very fortunate to spend four full seasons with the Kansas City Symphony,” he was quoted as saying in a release by the Symphony. “I would like to thank all of my colleagues in the orchestra, Music Director Michael Stern, Executive Director Frank Byrne and everyone on staff who made my experience in Kansas City truly memorable. The Kansas City Symphony family will always have a special place in my heart!”
Joining The Met was a logical move for Mr. Allakhverdyan, who began playing the clarinet at the age of nine, taking lessons from his father who was then principal clarinetist of Baku Opera Orchestra. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory in 2006 and an Artist Diploma from Oberlin in 2008 before completing his master’s at CIM.
He is a founding member of the Prima Trio, the Grand Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2007 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He has also served as principal clarinet of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder (CO) and Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville (OR).

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