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Tanglewood Presents – Recitals from the World Stage: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
August 12, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM$8
Hosted by Karen Allen
Established in 1964, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players is an immensely flexible ensemble that includes first-chair players from the orchestra’s wind and string sections along with guest performers from within and outside of the orchestra.
Poulenc’s Trio for winds and piano, a model of neoclassical style and French lyricism, opens the program, which continues with four solo works. BSO Principal Flute Elizabeth Rowe performs innovative flutist-composer Allison Loggins-Hull’s evocative Homeland which explores racial injustice and the concept of belonging. The title of Hans Werner Henze’s introspective solo bass piece, played by Edwin Barker, refers to San Biagio, Tuscany, where the composer wrote the piece in August 1977. Steven Ansell plays Stravinsky’s ceremonially somber Elegy from 1944. The program culminates with one of the great chamber-music works of the late Romantic era and one of Brahms’s final compositions, the warm and lyrical Clarinet Trio, Op. 114, one of several works Brahms wrote for the clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld.