Classics Series

Classics Series Concert 4: The Spirit World

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Copeland Hall at The Grand Opera House

WEBER: Overture to Oberon

MOZART: Clarinet Concerto, K. 622

HOLST: The Planets

David Amado, conductor

Anthony McGill, clarinet

Classics Series: Concert 4

The Spirit World

From David Amado:

New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Anthony McGill makes his Delaware debut with Mozart’s only Clarinet Concerto. Written at the end of Mozart’s short life, the clarinet concerto feels operatic, walking a gorgeously fine line between wistful melancholy and joyful virtuosity. We open with Weber’s overture to his opera Oberon, and close with Holst’s The Planets a virtuoso tour de force which has become a sonic template for big orchestral drama. The fact that many of the ideas, motives, textures, and sound palates from The Planets have been lifted wholesale by today’s most successful film composers is a testament to Holst’s talent for brilliant orchestration, and cinematic sweep.

Pre-concert discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.


Read about clarinetist Anthony McGill here.