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Alison McQueen

Ode to Clarinets

21/11/13 4:21 PM

This past Tuesday marked a highlight in the Chamber Music Society’s (CMS) fall 2013 program, with a bow to one of my favorite woodwinds!

The Virtuosos Clarinetist featured David Shifrin (on faculty at Yale) and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, among many other talented string and clarinet players. The performance was a nice retreat from the sometimes jarring sounds of NYC life, and I was delighted to hear the NY debut of Theofanidis’s Quasi Una Fantasia for Two Clarinets and String Quartet. Theofanidis treated the instruments well in his composition by acknowledging and utilizing their nuanced strengths. The piece also boasted some incredibly beautiful resolutions. All-in-all a lovely tribute to an exceptional instrument!

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