Ciompi Concert No. 2 featuring Allan Ware, Clarinet
Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 5:00 pm
Through three exquisite works, the Ciompi’s second concert of the season chronicles the fascinating progression from romanticism to modernism in chamber music. In the first half, the English romantic composer Frank Bridge’s Three Novelletten for String Quartet and the Hungarian serialist György Kurtag’s 12 Microludes for String Quartet highlight the beguiling variety of expression to be found in 20th century chamber music. In the second half, the Ciompi invites a longtime collaborator, the distinguished clarinetist Allan Ware, to perform Brahms’ Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, one of the composer’s final and most poignant works.
FRANK BRIDGE: Three Novelletten for String Quartet
GYÖRGY KURTAG: 12 Microludes for String Quartet
BRAHMS: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115 (w/ Allan Ware, clarinet)