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Clarinet Spotlight

The Marlowe, Canterbury
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Conductor Marta Gardonlinska with her baton


Marta Gardolińska – conductor
Michael Collins – clarinet


Weber Overture, Der Freischütz Listen

Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 Listen

— Interval —

Brahms Symphony No. 1 Listen

Conductor Marta Gardolińska takes us back to the early Romantic era in this all-German programme. Der Freischütz is widely considered one of the first German operatic masterpieces, and the 10-minute overture offers a tantalising taste of the whole work.

The spotlight is then on the brilliant Michael Collins as he demonstrates all that the clarinet has to offer in Weber’s radiant first clarinet concerto. The work was embellished by Weber’s clarinettist friend Heinrich Baermann, for whom it was written, and the result is abundant in melody playing to the clarinet’s strengths.

Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 is full of in melting lyricism and dynamic expansion. Brahms looked to Beethoven for inspiration, and his own version of the Ode to Joy (taken from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony) can be heard in the final movement.

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Prices & Discounts

£12.50 – £46.50

Multi-buy discounts available; £10 ‘Discovery’ tickets available for ages 16-26; concession discounts available; £10 tickets for schools

Running time

1 hr 50 mins

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

The Marlowe Box Office: 01227 787787


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