Brahms Clarinet Quintet
January 16, 2020
Johannes Brahms was a German composer who wrote for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ and voice and chorus. He is considered one of the greatest composers of all-time and has been cited as an influence by the many generations of composers who have followed.
So it is natural that the Fort Wayne Philharmonic would want to showcase some of his works from time to time, with his “Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115” on the agenda for an installment of the popular Freimann series, a special program that has two scheduled performances for every presentation.
This chapter takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab and then again on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Rhinehart Recital Hall on the campus of Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Preceding the performance of Brahms piece, members of the Phil will perform Zelenka’s “Sonata No. 5 for 2 Oboes, Bassoon & Continuo in F major” and Sampson’s “Morning Music.”
An interesting aspect of this series is that the programs are created with input from the musicians. They submit pieces they would like to perform which are then turned over to a programming committee where each concert is programmed using those submissions.
This is a great series to enjoy smaller ensemble performances of works seldom performed in Fort Wayne.