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American Music Festival: Penderecki String Quartet with Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Clarinet

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( Sat., Sep. 30, 2023 )

Performed by Christine Vlajk ~ Viola Jeremy Bell ~ Violin Jerzy Kapłanek ~ Violin Katie Schlaikjer ~ Cello

First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557


Penderecki, “an ensemble of formidable power and keen musical sensitivity” (Fanfare Magazine), and AMF artistic director, Oskar Espina Ruiz, clarinet, join forces to present two major clarinet quintets: Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, an audience favorite, and Coleridge-Taylor’s Romantic gem for the same ensemble, inspired by Dvorak and Brahms. Erwin Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet, a neoclassical work that glances back to the Baroque era, completes the program with elements of Czech folk music, tango, and a relentless rhythmic drive.
MOZART, Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
SCHULHOFF, Five Pieces for String Quartet
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, Clarinet Quintet in F Sharp Minor, Op. 10


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  • Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 7:00 PM