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.
Aria for English Horn and String Quartet
- 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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Location Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
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