Primus Inter Pares: Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

Instruments of Time & Truth
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20:00 - 21:00
Christ Church
St Aldate's
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£15; ages 8-25 free by calling 01865 305305
Disabled access?
Booking required

This concert is part of the Instruments of Time & Truth Summer Concert Series 2021.

Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet is one of the earliest, best-known, and best-loved works for the clarinet, but it’s rarely heard on the instrument for which it was originally written: the Basset Clarinet, which takes its place as “first among equals” in this dazzling chamber work. In this performance, on period instruments, we are matching this beloved piece with a lesser known but charming early quartet by Mozart for a perfectly balanced summer evening.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):

String Quartet in C Major K157

Clarinet Quintet in A Major K581

Featuring: Antony Pay (basset clarinet); Liz MacCarthy and Jean Paterson (violins); Vanessa McNaught (viola); Gabriel Amherst (cello)

Tickets can be booked through the Tickets Oxford website; by calling Tickets Oxford on 01865 305305; or in person at the Oxford Playhouse.

Free tickets are available for audience members aged 8-25 thanks to the support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. Please phone Tickets Oxford on 01865 305305 to claim your free tickets.