A display of clarinets

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Marie Ross will perform in the Recital Hall on Northeastern’s Main Campus on August 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Chicago Historical Clarinet Workshop sponsored by the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble and Northeastern Illinois University.

General admission tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door. Seating is limited.

Ross is one of the most innovative leaders of the next generation of early music performers. Performing regularly on historical clarinets from the Baroque period through the early 20th Century, Ross is a true specialist of the clarinet.

As Associate Principal Clarinetist of the French orchestra, Ensemble Matheus, she has performed with superstars such as Cecilia Baroli and Lawrence Brownlee in the world’s most famous theaters. She also performs and records regularly with orchestras such as Concerto Köln, Musica Aeterna, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

Here is the performance schedule:

Aug. 8

A lively discussion concerning performance practices, experiences and interpretations of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, K622. Panel includes Ross, Charlene Zimmerman and Larry Combs.

Aug. 9

Ross and David Schrader and will perform on period instruments in a recital featuring the "Kegelstatt" trio KV 498 by Mozart; Beethoven's Sonata for horn, op. 17 (arranged for basset-horn); and Anton Eberl's Sonata for clarinet and pinao in B-flat major, op. 10 no. 2. Ross will perform on a classical-period 5-key clarinet (after A. Grenser) and a basset-horn (after Lotz). Schrader will perform on his Walter (replica) fortepiano.

Aug. 10

A recital featuring works inspired by Richard Mühlfed including the Brahms Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano, op. 120, no. 1 and no. 2; and the lesser-known Intermezzi, op. 13 by Charles Villiers Stanford. Ross will perform with her original Oskar Oehler clarinet (1890).

The Chicago Clarinet Ensemble is in residence at Northeastern. Founded by Rose Sperrazza, the ensemble ranges in size from 2 to 35 or more players.

Marie Ross