Date, Time & Location
Sunday, February 17, 2019
3:30pm (90 min. duration)
The Commons Nugent-Custer Performance Hall
We may require ID verification to validate discounted tickets at the door.
Music showcasing talented musicians from our community, including special guests Samantha Johnson & Kylie Stultz-Dessent performing Krommer’s Double Clarinet Concerto; the Andrews String Orchestra in a side-by-side performance of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony; and the winner of the third annual CSO Youth Concerto Competition.
Concerto for Two Clarinets
Program note by: Emily Jones
Franz Krommer was born on November 27, 1759 in Kamenice, Czech Republic. In 1773 he went to Turany to study violin and organ with his uncle. In 1790 he became the master of choristers at the Cathedral of Pécs in Hungary. In 1798 Krommer became the Kapellmeister for Duke Ignaz Fuchs. He was appointed Music Director of the Ballet at Court Theatre in 1810. From around 1818 until his death in 1831 he worked as the composer for the Imperial Court of Austria. Over his lifetime he published over three hundred compositions including nine symphonies and seventy string quartets. Krommer’s Concerto for two Clarinets was first published in 1802.