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A May 31, Chamber Music Toledo concert will feature a piece written on commission exclusively for Toledo Clarinets.
The 3 p.m. performance at the Maumee Indoor Theatre will feature Toledo Clarinets, a quartet of local clarinetists. This performance will feature rarely heard works from North and South American composers and arrangements from local composers.
The ensemble, comprised of Georg Klaas, Jocelyn Langworthy, Shannon Ford and Kevin Schempf, will play select songs from its soon-to-be released Toledo Clarinets CD.
The concert will begin with the performance piece from composer Sean Osborn, titled “Quartet for B-Flat Clarinets,” composed of four movements based on traditional folk melodies.
Klaas and Langworthy, principle and associate principle clarinets in the Toledo Symphony, will follow these movements with a performance of seven duets from composer Alec Wilder.
The first half of the evening will conclude with a performance of Chamber Music Toledo president and composer Greg Kostraba’s arrangement of “Lyric Quartette” by William Grant Still.
After the intermission, the quartet will perform “De Profundis,” a piece from Oberlin College composer Christopher Dietz, written on commission exclusively for Toledo Clarinets.
The performance will close with arrangements from Harold Arlen’s “Stormy Weather,” and tangos from Astor Piazzolla and the “Sonatina for Clarinet Choir” by Jerome Moross. Elliot Ross and Lesli McCage will join the Toledo Clarinets for this final three-part piece.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 for students and $1 for students K-12 and are available by calling (419) 246-8000 or at the door on the date of the event.