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Chamber Music: Brahms and Desby

About This Concert:

The Target Atrium becomes a woodwind’s paradise as Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora performs the piece that brought Brahms out of retirement, Principal Oboe John Snow and Principal Bassoon Fei Xie bring Poulenc’s trio to witty and graceful life, and English horn player Marni J. Hougham is joined by four string players to perform an aria composed by Hougham’s friend Neal Desby.

DESBY
Aria for English Horn and String Quartet

POULENC
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

BRAHMS
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings

Fun Facts:

  • English horn player Marni Hougham has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1997
  • Composer Neal Desby and Marni Hougham are good friends. Desby wrote this piece in 2016 specifically for her, and hopes to re-orchestrate it someday for English horn with string orchestra.
  • Brahms came out of retirement specifically to write the Clarinet Quintet (and a few additional pieces) for Richard Mühlfield, a German clarinetist whose performances had greatly inspired him.
  • Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet has been played several times on the Orchestra’s Chamber Music series, each time with Music Director Osmo Vänskä performing the clarinet part. This performance features one of the Orchestra’s newest musicians, Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora.

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Program Notes PDF

Accessibility

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.

Location Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
612-371-5600

Chamber Music: Brahms and Desby

Chamber Music in the Target Atrium | Photo © Travis Anderson

Chamber Music in the Target Atrium | Photo © Travis Anderson

About This Concert:

The Target Atrium becomes a woodwind’s paradise as Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora performs the piece that brought Brahms out of retirement, Principal Oboe John Snow and Principal Bassoon Fei Xie bring Poulenc’s trio to witty and graceful life, and English horn player Marni J. Hougham is joined by four string players to perform an aria composed by Hougham’s friend Neal Desby.

DESBY
Aria for English Horn and String Quartet

POULENC
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

BRAHMS
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings

Fun Facts:

  • English horn player Marni Hougham has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1997
  • Composer Neal Desby and Marni Hougham are good friends. Desby wrote this piece in 2016 specifically for her, and hopes to re-orchestrate it someday for English horn with string orchestra.
  • Brahms came out of retirement specifically to write the Clarinet Quintet (and a few additional pieces) for Richard Mühlfield, a German clarinetist whose performances had greatly inspired him.
  • Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet has been played several times on the Orchestra’s Chamber Music series, each time with Music Director Osmo Vänskä performing the clarinet part. This performance features one of the Orchestra’s newest musicians, Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora.

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Accessibility

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.