Quartetto di Cremona with David Shifrin, clarinet

800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77002

Presented by DACAMERA

Verdi: “Quando le sere al placido” from Luisa Miller
Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34
Mozart: Adagio e Fuga, K. 456
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

Quartetto di Cremona (Cristiano Gualco, violin; Paolo Andreoli, violin; Simone Gramaglia, viola; Giovanni Scaglione, cello); David Shifrin, clarinet

Italy’s esteemed Quartetto di Cremona, winners of the prestigious Franco Buitoni Award, returns to our stage after a triumphant Houston debut in 2019, now joined by pre-eminent clarinetist David Shifrin, for a program of chamber music by great opera composers. Lifetime achievement awards, prestigious prizes, Grammy nominations – Shifrin has them all. He’s in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator. Together these illustrious musicians are sure to provide an exhilarating evening, from Mozart’s glorious Clarinet Quintet to one of Verdi’s most moving and beautiful arias.

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