Brahms Clarinet Quintet

Brahms Clarinet Quintet We must all be grateful that Brahms came out of self-imposed “retirement” to compose his four late masterpieces that have made him especially beloved of clarinetists, with this Quintet often regarded as his greatest chamber music achievement. The instrument’s sweet tone evokes moods of melancholy and serenity with an exquisitely dark palette … Read more

McGill, Copland & Bernstein

McGill, Copland & Bernstein It’s a night of all-American music! First up: Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with Anthony McGill center stage. Commissioned and inspired by Benny Goodman, it moves from lyrical and serene to an ever-so-brief soliloquy for the soloist to a rollicking final movement fusing jazz, South American folk tunes, and American dance rhythms. … Read more