GSO performs ‘20th Century Jewels’ for third chamber music installment
Posted 3/6/2013 9:37:00 AM
I’ve always had a “thing” for chamber music. It’s not just the smaller, more intimate groupings that I enjoy. I think it has more to do with the memory of my mother’s excitement when she and my dad hosted a performance in our home in Wisconsin once. I think it only happened once because I was in kindergarten, so had to be sent to a relative’s home for the night, and my dad had to rent chairs for people, so he wasn’t incredibly thrilled about the cost and labor of setting up for such a thing. But now, whenever there is an opportunity to attend a chamber concert my husband gets to chuckle at the wistful look that creeps across my face.
This weekend, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
will continue its chamber series with “20th Century Jewels.” The concert will feature pieces by Stravinsky, Menotti, Copland and Ginastera, performed by GSO Principal Clarinetist Anthony Marotta. Audience members will get to experience the range of emotions and movements that a clarinet can carry out, from intoxicating to humorous. Marotta’s background with the instrument (he studied at Northwestern University with Robert Marcellus and at Interlochen Arts Academy with Richard MacDowell) and education (he’s served on the faculty at Furman
, and the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities
) are sure to bring us a beautiful performance that will leave you with your own wistful memories.
There will be performances at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville
. Tickets are $39. For more information, please visit the concert’s web page