MOZART – String duo in B-flat major, K.424
HARBISON – Woodwind Quintet
MORRISON – Lonesome Whistle for solo flute
SOUTHWORTH – JAMU for ensemble and Balinese Gamelan WORLD PREMIERE
When Michael Haydn, younger brother of Franz Joseph, found himself in hot water with the Archbishop of Salzburg for not completing a commission, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart quickly stepped in as an ally for his friend. He composed two duos for violin and viola, sent them to Haydn, and sanctioned plagiarism by instructing Haydn to include them in the collection as his own. John Harbison’s Wind Quintet is embroidery in sound, “mixtures rather than counterpoints,” to quote the composer. A single strand of melody winnows from a flute in John Howell Morrison’s Lonesome Whistle—exploring the intricate tie between performer and instrument. We close with a world premiere, Christine Southworth’s alchemic Jamu for ensemble and Balinese Gamelan.
All concerts are Saturdays at 8 pm at Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street in Harvard Square.