Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) Chamber Music on Main
Monday, March 4, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$46.00
Dubbed by artistic director Andrew Armstrong as “The Kaleidescope Concert,” this third show of the season features “one of two great valveless horn players in the Western Hemisphere,” R.J. Kelley. Kelley joins Armstrong on piano, Alexander Fiterstein on clarinet, Amy Schwartz Moretti on violin, Gabriela Diaz on viola, and Raphael Bell on cello. After each player introduces themselves and their instruments through Rachmaninov’s powerful G minor Piano Trio, all six blaze through the absolute romp that is Dohnanyi’s Sextet for clarinet, horn, strings, and piano. Kelley also shares a short-but-fascinating story of the valveless horn’s journey from lowly hunting and banquet hall instrument to the indispensable jewel in Strauss operas and Mahler symphonies. The evening also includes a good dose of Gershwin pop-and-sizzle as Fiterstein and Diaz play Rebecca Clarke’s exquisite Morpheus. Presented by April C. Lucas and John J. Stucker.