Two Master Symphonists & New Bass Clarinet Showpiece 

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4pm
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN

William Schrickel, conductor
Paul Schulz, bass clarinet
Todd Goodman, composer 

Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 87 in A major, Hob. I:87
Todd Goodman – Concerto for Bass Clarinet (Twin Cities Premiere)
Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, op. 70 

In this program, the MSO and William Schrickel explore music of two of the world’s greatest symphonists. Haydn’s Symphony No. 87 is one of a group of six works known as the “Paris” symphonies that were premiered by that city’s finest musicians to tremendous acclaim in 1786. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, completed in 1945, initially disappointed Soviet critics who expected something more monumental and programmatic, but today it is hailed as a masterpiece. MSO Principal Clarinet Paul Schulz takes the soloist’s spotlight for the Twin Cities premiere of American composer Todd Goodman’s Concerto for Bass Clarinet, written in 2008.