Milan Rericha's presence at the Festival started 4. 8. at 16:00 by recital with great pianist Fatima Alieva on stage of Swarthout Recital Hall. Both artists gave outstanding performance showing the most possible to be played on clarinet in music such as Habanera of M. Ravel, G. Rossini's Introduction, Theme and Variations, Sonata by E. Denisov, Paganini's famous Caprice Nr. 24 arranged for clarinet by Maestro Rericha himself, Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet from C. Debussy, A. Shaw's Concert for Clarinet and Csardas from V. Monti . Maestro Rericha's recital with Fatima Alieva was supported by RZ Woodwind Manufacturing, Czech manufacturer of handcrafted clarinets and Silver Sponsor of ClarinetFest 2016 and was undoubtedly the best Festival could offer. The second time you could listen to Milan Rericha's soft and unique playing was on Saturday, 6. 8., at 16:00 in Crafton-Preyer Theatre during Concert of Silverstein Artists
ClarinetFest 2016 took a place in Lawrence on the campus of University of Kansas and has been organised by ICA - nternational Clarinet Association.