It's the perfect cure for the morning after a St. Patrick's celebration -- the soothing sounds of Brahms and Debussy, as well as a world-premiere composition, performed by the award-winning Michael Collins on the clarinet and Michael McHale on the piano, accompanied by complimentary coffee. You'll also get to experience this accomplished musical pairing in the exciting surroundings of the the new Concert Hall at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. Along with works by great classical composers including Saint-Saens and Poulenc, Collins and McHale will also be debuting a piece commissioned for them, Rhapsodos by Abbie Betinis.
Program (subject to change):
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano — Herbert Howells
Rhapsodos (2016 World Premiere) — Abbie Betinis
Sonata in E-flat major, Opus 120, No. 2 — Johannes Brahms
Première rhapsodie — Claude Debussy
Sonata in E-flat major, Opus 167 — Camille Saint-Saëns
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano — Francis Poulenc
Rhapsodos commissioned by the Minnesota Commissioning Club and the Seattle Commissioning Club for Michael Collins and Michael McHale.
Concert length is estimated to be 2 hours with one intermission.
There’s a pre-concert talk with David Evan Thomas in The Marzitelli Foyer at 9:30am. Complimentary coffee will be available prior to this performance.