Mussorgsky, Janacek, and a World Premiere at Brandeis on October 28

We’ve got a very exciting concert at Brandeis (and again at Andover in January, if you miss it). Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition,  masterfully arranged for wind quintet, offers an intimate look at a classic normally heard in its orchestral version. Janacek’s Mladi (meaning “Youth”) is the composer’s magnificent evocation of his boyhood. Scored for sextet (quintet plus bass clarinet), Mladi was written in the summer of 1924 in just three weeks when the composer was seventy years old! We are also delighted to be performing the world premiere of Canadian composer John Gordon Armstrong’s Simon Says, a sparkling addition to the quintet repertoire. (Mr. Armstrong is pictured here.)

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