Ciompi Concert No. 2 featuring Olivier Cavé, Piano & Allan Ware, Clarinet
Sunday, November 6, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Ciompi’s second program of the season is an all-Mozart affair, beginning with one of the composer’s “Haydn” quartets. The ensemble join a frequent collaborator, gifted clarinetist Allan Ware, to perform one of Mozart’s most beloved works for one of the composer’s favorite instruments, the radiant Clarinet Quintet. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung praised Ware’s “sensitive tone and incomparable differentiation of tone colors.” The Ciompi become the “orchestra” for the Piano Concerto No. 13, with Swiss pianist Olivier Cavé as soloist. Cavé brings a “full-blooded, rich sound” (The New York Times) to this lesser-known concerto, a soulful masterpiece. These three works, heard in tandem, reveal Mozart’s depth and grace.
Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428/421b
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415/387b