I’m really a huge fan of some of Mozart’s chamber works. In particular, I’ve always enjoyed his Serenade for Winds in C minor (K388), but it’s hard to get a group of 8 together to play chamber music on a regular basis. So you can imagine my excitement to learn that Mozart himself arranged the Serenade for a viola-quintet (K406), which translates really well back into a wind piece – for two oboes, two English horns, and bassoon! We played two movements from this past January in the Brockton Symphony chamber concert. What fun!
Melanie Hayn & Tegan Sutherland – Oboe
Mark Finklestein & Ashley Perry – English Horn
Bob Gemmell – Bassoon