Double Concerto and Tall Tales
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4pm
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN
William Schrickel, conductor
Heather Phillips, viola
Paul Schulz, clarinet
William Grant Still — Tamborito from Danzas de Panama
Max Bruch — Double Concerto in E Minor, op. 88 for Clarinet, Viola & Orchestra
Zoltán Kodály — Háry János (Suite)
Black American composer William Grant Still composed Tamborito in 1948, incorporating Panamanian folk songs collected by Elizabeth Waldo 25 years earlier. MSO principals Paul Schulz (clarinet) and Heather Phillips (viola) step into the spotlight as soloists in German composer Max Bruch’s lyrical and seldom-performed Double Concerto. Hungarian master Zoltán Kodály’s entertaining suite from his opera Háry János has been a favorite of performers and audiences alike since it was premiered in 1927. Comprising six numbers from the opera, the suite dazzlingly and humorously depicts the imaginary heroic exploits that the title character, a veteran of the Austrian army, recounts to the other patrons in his local tavern regarding his battles with Napoleon’s French troops in the early 1800s.
The concert is free; donations are requested to help offset our costs.