Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet in the SCFA Recital Hall

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Singletary Center for the Arts
Address: 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508
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The UK School of Music presents a special guest concert with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet in the SCFA Recital Hall. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (Philharmonisches Bläserquintett Berlin) was founded in 1988, during the era of Herbert von Karajan, the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra's rich tradition of chamber music. The members are living musical witnesses to the hugely productive and influential musical partnerships of the Berlin Philharmonic not only with Karajan, but also with their more recent Musical Directors Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. Naturally, as members of the Berlin Philharmonic, they have also enjoyed important collaborations with every other major conductor of their times, whether Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, Sir John Barbirolli, Günter Wand, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Pièrre Boulez or Daniel Barenboim, to name only a few. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, their tonal spectrum and their conceptual unity. Indeed many listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet. The ensemble's commitment to the wind quintet repertoire is passionate and in 1991 they found the perfect partner for their recording plans, the Swedish company BIS Records, already well known in its own right for its uncompromising standards. The results of this long and exclusive collaboration have received critical accolades worldwide - indeed many of these recordings are already widely held to be "definitive" or "reference" performances. Program: Mozart: Three Fantasies for mechanical organ Haas: Qunitet, Op. 10 Ligeti: Six Bagatelles Nielsen: Quintet for Winds Free Advance tickets available for all University of Kentucky students at the SCFA ticket office with valid student ID; Free Advance tickets not available on the day of show.

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