Sunday, November 12, 2017
Built around the Enescu Dixtuor, a work that blends the composer’s talent for melody with his French training, Portsmouth Symphony wind and brass players will be performing works from various time periods that show the depth of sound and character wind chamber music can portray. The Enescu Dixtuor was a year and a half in the making: "I wore myself out trying to make work a piece of music divided into four segments of such length that each of them was likely at any moment to break. An engineer launching his first suspension bridge over a river, could not feel more anxiety than I felt when I set out to darken my paper." Opening for them will be young virtuoso Arieh Soferr on trumpet.
John Ferraro, David Young, clarinet
Sarah Krebs, Molly Sorensen, oboe
Laurel Crawford, Brendan Ryan, flute
Janet Polasky, Melissa Grady, bassoon
Sue Williams, Steve Blake, French horn