Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Widmann
Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

Coolidge Auditorium

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Jörg Widmann, clarinet and conductor
Claron McFadden
, soprano

Known for mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from DJs to dance companies, the Irish Chamber Orchestra pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do. Highlights include American soprano Claron McFadden’s performance of one of conductor/composer Jörg Widmann’s own compositions, and Widmann will perform as the clarinetist in a string orchestra version of Weber’s clarinet quintet.

MENDELSSOHN

String Symphony no. 8 in D major

JÖRG WIDMANN

Versuch über die Fuge 
180 beats per minute

MOZART

Adagio und Fuge in C minor, K. 546

WEBER

Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, op. 34

Claron McFadden
Photo credit: Erik de Jong

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with the Artists
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion