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  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

  • Pre-Concert Discussion: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Pre-concert Panel Discussion: Reflections on Boulez

    Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago; Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University; and Joshua Smith, principal flute, The Cleveland Orchestra; moderated by Keith Fitch.

  • Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Advocate and Mentor 

    CIM New Music Ensemble
    Keith Fitch, director
    Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
    Joshua Smith, flute

Head, Clarinet Department; Frank K. Griesinger Chair in Clarinet, has been the principal clarinet of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1976. First-prize winner in the International Music Competition in Munich in 1968, Mr. Cohen received a bachelor's degree from The Juilliard School of Music. He is a frequent soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, appearing twice yearly; he has performed solo in Cleveland, Carnegie Hall, throughout the U.S., Europe and the Far East with conductors Christopher von Dohnányi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, Jahja Ling, Yoel Levi, Leonard Slatkin, Christopher Eschenbach, Eduardo Mata, and Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Mr. Cohen's recordings on the London/Decca label include the Brahms Clarinet Trio, Op. 114 with pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and cellist Stephen Geber, and the two Brahms sonatas, recorded with Mr. Ashkenazy. He also recorded the Debussy Rhapsody on the DGG label with The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez conducting, a recording that won two Grammy Awards. Mr. Cohen has served on many international juries, including the 1998 Munich Competition. He was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1976.

 You can reach him by email at


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