Classic Lethes Cycle – OCS – Southern Classical Orchestra
THU. 9 FEB / 7 pm
Duration: 45 to 60′ // M/6
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor lived a short life of just 37 years. However, he was quite prolific and achieved a prominent place in the first decades of the 20th century. His upward path is also a milestone in a society of Victorian values, recognizing a black composer as one of the most distinguished peers of his time.
Alan Shulman was born in the USA into a family that emigrated from the Russian Empire, growing up surrounded by music, where his character as a child prodigy stands out. As a cellist, he plays in the best American orchestras and forms the mythical Stuyvesant Quartet. As an arranger, he collaborates with Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole or Ella Fitzgerald. Already as a full-fledged composer, and despite a brilliant academic career and regular contact with the most important composers of the last century, his work remains to be discovered and explored.
This concert proposes to expand our horizons as listeners, rediscovering two composers whose work needs greater dissemination, with both works being heard as probable national premieres. It is also a testament to the vivacity of 20th century languages, presented in such a special combination that is the string quartet with clarinet.
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912)
Clarinet Quintet, Op.10
ALAN SHULMAN (1915 – 2022)
Chamber Music Group
Violins, viola, cello, clarinet
Promoter: OCS – Orquestra Clássica do Sul