Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2015-2016

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016 at 8 PM

Photo: Caution Musicians at Play

Presented in cooperation with the Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series of the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries

Coolidge Auditorium

Anthony McGill, clarinet  |   Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
David McCarroll, violin  |   Daniel Kim, viola  |  Marcy Rosen, cello

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Two Musicians from Marlboro concerts this season make a bow to the Library’s historic relationship with the Marlboro Festival and its founders, evoking concerts performed here by Adolph Busch, Rudolf Serkin, Marcel Moyse and other festival luminaries. This program spotlighting New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill is built around Krzysztof Penderecki’s 1993 Quartet for clarinet and string trio. Meditative and nostalgic, with a final movement marked Abschied (“Farewell”), the work summons faint echoes of Vienna; the composer has commented that his inspiration was the great C-major string quintet of Franz Schubert. The concert closes with the poignant, autumnal Brahms clarinet quintet.

BEETHOVEN

String Trio in C minor, op. 9, no. 3

PENDERECKI

Quartet for clarinet and string trio

BRAHMS

Quintet in B minor for clarinet and string quartet, op. 115

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
with the Artists and Michael Wilpers, Performing Arts Programmer, Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series, The Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries

Nightcap Conversation
with the Artists (following the performance)