Blues, tango, bebop and the Viennese waltz meet in this one-hour concert of intimate chamber music.
When jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis decided to write a bassoon quintet for one of his colleagues the result was a delicious blend. He begins with a nod to the bassoon’s most famous moment in music (the beginning of The Rite of Spring) and then it’s as if Stravinsky and Piazzolla got in a cab and headed over to Charlie Parker’s. SSO bassoonist Matthew Wilkie takes the lead in this virtuoso music for bassoon and string quartet. Then it’s the String Sextet by 17-year-old Erich Korngold, written just before World War I. This is wonderfully rich music in the high Romantic style with magical moments of Viennese nostalgia including a waltzing intermezzo.
1 May 2018 / City Recital Hall
You can also hear Matthew Wilkie present a personal of music that has inspired him during his career.More info