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From The Heart

January 19, 2018

Program and Description

After hearing a rehearsal of his visceral and autobiographical Quartet No. 8, it is said that Shostakovich wept, “overwhelmed by this beautiful realization of his most personal feelings.” Composer Michael Henry, himself a clarinetist, makes playful use of the instrument in his spirited Birdwatching. Mendelssohn’s First String Quartet, a poignant and personal work of disquieting beauty, completes the program. 

Michael HenryBirdwatching
Ixi Chen, clarinet
Ralph Skiano, clarinet
Ronald Aufmann, clarinet
Benjamin Freimuth, clarinet

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
Kun Dong, violin
Rebecca Kruger Fryxell, violin
Rebecca Barnes, viola
Susan Marshall-Petersen, cello

Hughes: Grand Concerto Fantasy on Themes
 from Verdi's Un ballo in maschera

Randolph Bowman, flute
Amy Taylor, flute
Youkyoung Kim, piano

Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 18
Stefani Collins Matsuo, violin
Rachel Charbel, violin
Marna Street, viola
Paul Frankenfeld, viola
Hiro Matsuo, cello

All Seats are General Admission