April 7, 2022 | 7 PM EST

The Super Quintet

Among the most unique-sounding ensembles is the clarinet quintet, comprised of clarinet, two violins, viola, and cello. This instrumentation, while rare, has left a distinct mark on the classical chamber music repertoire. In this concert, join BFO musicians for a musical conversation to address this question: out of all the instruments to add to a string quartet, why did these composers choose the clarinet? Each movement has been carefully selected to create an almost entirely new clarinet quintet--the Super Quintet!


Selections from:

Hailstork, Songs of the Magi

Zwilich, Clarinet Quintet

Brahms, Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115

Weber, Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34

*BFO Musicians to be announced soon!

All BFCS concerts will take place at the

Harvard Musical Association

(Marsh Room)

57A Chestnut St. 

Boston, MA 02108


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