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A Rising Star Takes the Stage: Clarinetist Sam Boutris Makes Carnegie Hall Debut

January 29, 2024

Musica Solis proudly presents Sam Boutris' Weill Hall Recital debut at Carnegie Hall on January 29, 2024 at 7:30 pm. This special recital coincides with the release of Sam Boutris’ debut album Phases which releases on January 26, 2024.

Experience the magic as rising star Sam Boutris makes his Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall with a mesmerizing clarinet recital. Don't miss this milestone moment!
Sam Boutris makes Carnegie Hall Debut

Musica Solis Grand Prize Winner, clarinetist Sam Boutris makes his Carnegie recital debut on January 29, 2024 at 7:30 pm at Weill Recital Hall.

A highlight of the evening is Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet with the Aizuri Quartet. Also on the program, works by Robert Schumann, Cahuzac, Nielsen, Brahms with the pianist Sophiko Simsive and a world-premiere performance of Sheridan Seyfried's Forest and Sky.

“I’m excited to perform some of my favorite music at Carnegie Hall. It’s an honor and a career milestone to have this opportunity to perform in this iconic venue," says Boutris. "It's also a thrill to work with the fabulous Aizari Quartet; and when it comes to collaborative pianists, none are better than Sophiko Simsive."

Winner of the grand prize at the 2019 Chamber Music Northwest International Clarinet Competition, clarinetist Sam Boutris regularly performs as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician across North America. Mr. Boutris holds degrees from Yale University and the Curtis Institute of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School.

“Boutris played with a natural articulation and lyricism." — Rutland Herald


Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73

Louis Cahuzac: Cantilene

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120

Sheridan Seyfried: Forest and Sky (World-Premiere) 

W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (with Aizuri Quartet)

Photo credit (top to bottom): Sam Boutris by Eric Tsai; Sophiko Simsive by Phil Channing; Aizuri Quartet by Titilayo Ayangade


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