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Osmo Vänskä, clarinet

Nightcap Chamber Music Concert

in the Auditorium

Fri Jul 22, 2022

Orchestra Hall

For one last time in his 19-year tenure as music director, Osmo Vänskä returns to the Orchestra Hall stage for a late-night NightCap concert in which he exchanges the baton for his clarinet to join Principal Cello Anthony Ross and pianist Jon Kimura Parker in Brahms’ magnificent trio.

A Few Things to Know

  • Anthony Ross and Jon Kimura Parker once shared the Orchestra Hall stage as concerto soloists, in a Sommerfest 1993 performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra; then-Concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis was the other soloist.
  • Johannes Brahms originally intended his String Quintet of 1890 to be his final composition—but the playing of German clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld helped inspire him to return to composing with a handful of new works late in his life. Four of Brahms’ final ten pieces with an opus number are chamber works with clarinet in a central role: a clarinet trio, a clarinet quintet and two clarinet sonatas—all composed with Mühlfeld in mind.

Date & Time





    Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano


Osmo Vänskä


Jon Kimura Parker


Anthony Ross


Your Concert Experience

Join us for Q&A’s, hosted discussions, exhibits and more. All free with your concert ticket!

Sounds + Bites

Come early and stay late for Sounds + Bites: special food experiences and free entertainment by outstanding local performers on the magnificent Peavey Plaza. Enjoy a cocktail beside the reflecting pool during our $5 Happy Hour while you listen. Learn more.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre


Where: Balcony A Lobby

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre uses water, flour, newspaper, paint, and unlimited imagination to tell stories that explore the struggles and celebrations of human existence. Come see themed displays of puppets created by HOBT artists; from large dragon masks to a collection of winged creatures!

Accessibility Services

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

Sponsored By


The Chamber Music Series is sponsored by Dr. Jennine and John Speier.

The Creative Partner position is supported by Marilyn and Glen Nelson.