Mozart Trio in E-flat major for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, K. 498, “Kegelstatt”
Lobos Assobio A Játo (The Jet Whistle) for Flute and Cello
Mackey Micro-Concerto for Solo Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Schumann Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47
Alessio Bax, Piano; Sean Lee, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola; Mihai Marica, Cello; Tara Helen O’Connor, Flute; Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Ayano Kataoka, Percussion
Pre-concert Talk: Panel Discussion, 2:15pm
Talk will be begin at 2:15pm featuring:
Alessio Bax, Piano
Ayano Kataoka, Percussion
Tara Helen O’Connor, Flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet
Matthew Lipman, Viola
This program features timeless pieces ranging from Mozart’s day, when the clarinet was just becoming a solo instrument, to the late 20th century, when works such as this program’s effervescent Micro-concerto by Steve Mackey offer an astounding variety of percussion instruments.
No one knows where the nickname for Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” Trio came from. Describing the place a game named skittles is played (similar to a bowling alley), the trio’s nickname was probably applied by a publisher 80 years after the piece was composed.
The Jet Whistle takes its curious title from the effect at the very end in which the flutist blows air directly into the instrument to produce a rushing, whistling sound reminiscent of a jet engine.
“The main movements [of Micro-Concerto] are full of fussy descriptions of how to play some hand-held ‘toy’ just so. This micro-management of small muscle groups, and the fact that the concerto soloist is accompanied by the smallest orchestra imaginable, suggested the title.” -Steve Mackey
Read more here:
- Mozart’s Kegelstatt: http://musicaloffering.org/kegelstatt/
- The Life And Music Of Robert Schumann: https://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/127038609/the-life-and-music-of-robert-schumann
- Martha Kingdon Ward. “Mozart and the Clarinet.” Music & Letters, vol. 28, no. 2, 1947, pp. 126–153. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/855526.