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Saturday, April 30 At 7:30 pm

Emerald City Music: Clarinet Dances

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This performance consists of two remarkable and colorful clarinet quintets. Carl Maria Von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet was writtten for his close friend, the clarinet virtuoso Heinrich Baermann. While the latter would have preferred a concerto to perform with orchestras, this work was designed such that the clarinetist could travel town to town and gather the local musicians to support the four string parts of this colorful work. David Bruce’s Gumboots is a thematic clarinet quintet that brings to light the brutal labor conditions of South Africa under Apartheid. Black miners were chained together and wore Gumboots (wellington boots) while they worked in the flooded gold mines. Slapping the boots and chains was used by the workers as a form of communication which was otherwise banned in the mine. The composer describes the first half of his Quintet as yearning for tranquility and peace, while the finale consists of five lively and joyful dances.

CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1841-1904) CLARINET QUINTET IN Bb Major, OP. 34

I. Allegro 

II. Fantasia

III. Menuetto, capriccio presto

IV. Rondo, allegro giocoso 

DAVID BRUCE (b. 1970) GUMBOOTS

I. Part One 

II. Dance I 

III. Dance II 

IV. Dance III 

V. Dance IV 

VI. Dance V

 

Jose Franch Ballester, clarinet

Kristin Lee, violin

Jason Ueyama, violin

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola

Ani Aznavoorian, cello


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Details

Date:
Saturday, April 30
Time:
7:30 pm
Genre:
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Venue:
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage
2011 Mottman Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
Cost:
Tickets: $55, $34

Price above does not include service fee.