Verdi: “Quando le sere al placido” from Luisa Miller
Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34
Mozart: Adagio e Fuga, K. 456
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
Quartetto di Cremona (Cristiano Gualco, violin; Paolo Andreoli, violin; Simone Gramaglia, viola; Giovanni Scaglione, cello); David Shifrin, clarinet
Italy’s esteemed Quartetto di Cremona, winners of the prestigious Franco Buitoni Award, returns to our stage after a triumphant Houston debut in 2019, now joined by pre-eminent clarinetist David Shifrin, for a program of chamber music by great opera composers. Lifetime achievement awards, prestigious prizes, Grammy nominations – Shifrin has them all. He’s in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator. Together these illustrious musicians are sure to provide an exhilarating evening, from Mozart’s glorious Clarinet Quintet to one of Verdi’s most moving and beautiful arias.
“The Quartetto di Cremona exude phenomenal energy and momentum.” — BBC Music Magazine
“luminous” – The New York Times on David Shifrin
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