October Chamber Players

October Chamber Players

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Morlock: Shade

Henry Shapard - Cello
Vern Griffiths - Vibraphone

Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D major

Luke Kim - Cello
J Warren Long - Bass

Dohnányi: Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10

Sunny She - Violin
Hung-Wei Huang - Viola
Henry Shapard - Cello

Price: Adoration (arr. Joshua Ranz)

Jenny Jonquil - Clarinet
Sunny She - Violin
Blythe Allers - Violin
Hung-Wei Huang - Viola
Henry Shapard - Cello

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Jenny Jonquil - Clarinet
Sunny She - Violin
Blythe Allers - Violin
Hung-Wei Huang - Viola
Henry Shapard - Cello

Approx. 120 Minute Performance

1 Intermission

The musicians of the VSO are thrilled to be back to playing the series they curate, the VSO Chamber Players! It’s a joy to share this music in the intimate and acoustically-brilliant Pyatt Hall for four concert programs, each with an evening and matinee option.

The October program opens with a beautiful piece by our dear friend Jocelyn Morlock, the former VSO Composer In Residence, and we celebrate her with two pieces on this year’s series. Then clever and rhapsodic works for strings by Rossini and Dohnányi, featuring some of our newest and most veteran musicians. The second half starts with a lyrical piece by Florence Price, and is followed by one of the great masterworks of the chamber repertoire, Brahms’ Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet.

Florence Price (1887-1953) was a prolific American composer whose race and gender kept her music from being recognized and regularly performed until recent years.  Originally written for solo organ, Adoration is one of her final works and is notable for its gorgeous lyrical melodies.  This arrangement, for clarinet and string quartet, allows us to bring this beautiful piece of music to Pyatt Hall.

The Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in b minor, Op 115 by Johannes Brahms is one of the most beloved chamber music masterpieces ever composed.  The writing is sublime, exploring the unique colours of the various instrument combinations and expertly intertwining the clarinet with the string quartet sound.  Listening to this autumnal music takes you on an incredible journey of deep introspection, melancholy, and remarkable beauty.

Support for the VSO Chamber Players is generously provided by the

Sunny She

Sunny She First Violin

Blythe Allers

Blythe Allers Second Violin

Hung-Wei Huang

Hung-Wei Huang Principal Viola

Henry Shapard

Henry Shapard Principal Cello

Luke Kim

Luke Kim Cello

Jeanette Jonquil

Jeanette Jonquil Principal Clarinet

Vern Griffiths

Vern Griffiths Principal Percussion

This concert is a part of the following series:

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