THE MUSICAL OFFERING
46th Season - Emigrés and Mentors
Sundin Music Hall | Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
JANUARY 22, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Quartet in D Major, K. 285 for flute and string trio
Fanfare and Crepuscules for horn and piano
Quartet in G Minor, op. 73 #3 for bassoon and string trio
Quintet for piano and winds
Join us on January 22 for The Musical Offering's second concert of its 46th season. The afternoon's program features our woodwind players in works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Elsa Barraine, François Devienne, and André Caplet, who all found in Paris a cosmopolitan center for learning and creating.
This concert presents a very special opportunity for TMO: performing a newly rediscovered work. André Caplet, a friend of and orchestrator for Claude Debussy, wrote his Quintet for Piano and Winds in 1898. It had been lost to modern audiences until John Wilcox found the composition and published the work. John will be at the performance during intermission to share his experience and to answer questions about what it is like to uncover a piece of music, believed to be lost, more than a century after composition and to see it through to publication and its first performance since re-discovery.
The program opens with Mozart's flute quintet, composed during his pilgrimage to France. Before closing with Caplet, we will also perform an early twentieth century work by Elsa Barraine, only the fourth woman to win the coveted composition prize the Prix de Rome, and a quartet for bassoon and string trio composed by François Devienne, a parisian flautist and contemporary of Mozart. It is sure to be an exciting cosmopolitan concert.
GETTING THERE AND PARKING: Sundin Music Hall is located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue on the campus of Hamline University in Saint Paul. Free parking is available one half-block east and NiceRide bikes are available nearby. The Hamline campus is a stop on the new A Line rapid bus route, and is located just blocks north of the Metro Transit Green Line. The hall features curbless entry feet from the door and is accessible for all who wish to hear our music.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.