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Chamber Music: Brahms and Desby

About This Concert:

Four members of the Minnesota Orchestra’s powerful bass section take center stage for a quartet in this program that also showcases the English horn and the clarinet.

DESBY
Aria for English Horn and String Quartet

SCHULLER
Quartet for Four Basses

BRAHMS
Clarinet Quintet

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.
  • Schuller’s Quartet for Four Basses was inspired by a single chord in Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra.
  • In the second and third movements of Schuller’s Quartet, each bass is tuned differently, which opens up new harmonic possibilities for the ensemble.
  • 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.

Accessibility

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

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Location Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
612-371-5600
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/about/plan-your-visit/general-information

Returning and new subscribers get early access to all 2018-19 concerts. Subscription information » Tickets go on sale to the general public August 3.

Chamber Music in the Target Atrium

Chamber Music: Brahms and Desby

Tickets

210125056864

1556487000

210157197664

Sun Apr 28 2019 4:30pm

Chamber Music in the Target Atrium | Photo © Travis Anderson

Chamber Music in the Target Atrium | Photo © Travis Anderson

Returning and new subscribers get early access to all 2018-19 concerts. Subscription information » Tickets go on sale to the general public August 3.

About This Concert:

Four members of the Minnesota Orchestra’s powerful bass section take center stage for a quartet in this program that also showcases the English horn and the clarinet.

DESBY
Aria for English Horn and String Quartet

SCHULLER
Quartet for Four Basses

BRAHMS
Clarinet Quintet

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.
  • Schuller’s Quartet for Four Basses was inspired by a single chord in Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra.
  • In the second and third movements of Schuller’s Quartet, each bass is tuned differently, which opens up new harmonic possibilities for the ensemble.
  • 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.

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.