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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Hagen Quartet
Jörg Widmann, Clarinet

Friday, March 22, 2019 7:30 PM Zankel Hall
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Hagen Quartet by Harald Hoffmann and Jörg Widmann by Marco Borggreve
The Guardian has praised composer-clarinetist Jörg Widmann for having “much to say about the way we hear the music of the past.” This fascinating composer and world-class clarinetist does just that when he joins the Hagen Quartet as soloist in Mozart’s autumnal and ever beautiful Clarinet Quintet, and gives the US premiere of his own quintet, a work co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The Hagen Quartet, called the “ideal string quartet” by the Los Angeles Times, also performs selections from Dvořák’s Cypresses, tenderhearted works based on his youthful love songs.

Performers

Hagen Quartet
·· Lukas Hagen, Violin
·· Rainer Schmidt, Violin
·· Veronika Hagen, Viola
·· Clemens Hagen, Cello
Jörg Widmann, Clarinet

Program

DVOŘÁK Selections from Cypresses
JÖRG WIDMANN Clarinet Quintet (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MOZART Clarinet Quintet

Pre-Concert Talk

Pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM: Jörg Widmann and Hagen Quartet violinist Rainer Schmidt in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Senior Director and Artistic Adviser, Carnegie Hall.

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