Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Venue: Ruby Diamond Auditorium
Time: 8 PM
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Our season opener will be both literally and figuratively electric! 41-year-old Mason Bates (DJ, Grammy-nominee, composer-in-residence at the Kennedy Center, and 2018 Composer of the Year) is known for his expansion of the orchestra to include electronics, and Mothership is no exception. Compared to Bates, Mozart was a baby (a mere 35 years old) when he wrote his elegant and graceful clarinet concerto just two months before his untimely death. Joining the TSO for this performance is the magnetic Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. Rounding out the evening is Tchaikovsky’s high-wattage Fifth Symphony, one of the most beloved Romantic works.
Anthony McGill, clarinet (biography)