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CSO Clarinet Quartet

  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

CSO Chamber Players features the clarinet section! 

Program and Description:

After hearing a rehearsal of his visceral and autobiographical Quartet No. 8, it is said that Shostakovich wept, “overwhelmed by this beautiful realization of his most personal feelings.” Composer Michael Henry, himself a clarinetist, makes playful use of the instrument in his spirited Birdwatching. Mendelssohn’s First String Quartet, a poignant and personal work of disquieting beauty, completes the program. 

Michael Henry: Birdwatching
Ixi Chen, clarinet
Ralph Skiano, clarinet
Ronald Aufmann, clarinet
Benjamin Freimuth, clarinet

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
Kun Dong, violin
Rebecca Kruger Fryxell, violin
Rebecca Barnes, viola
Susan Marshall-Petersen, cello

Hughes: Grand Concerto Fantasy on Themes
 from Verdi's Un ballo in maschera

Randolph Bowman, flute
Amy Taylor, flute
Youkyoung Kim, piano

Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 18
Stefani Collins Matsuo, violin
Rachel Charbel, violin
Marna Street, viola
Paul Frankenfeld, viola
Hiro Matsuo, cello

All Seats are General Admission


Later Event: January 23
Ensemble 4.1 at the Aronoff