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Chicago Symphony Winds

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 8:00 PM Pre-concert Talk by Professor Scott Burnham at 7pm, free to ticketholders Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

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MOZART Serenade No. 12 for Winds in C Minor, K. 388 (“Nacht Musique”)
MOZART Serenade No. 10 for 12 Winds and String Bass in B-flat Major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”)


Elizabeth Tiscione, Xiomara Mass, oboes
John Bruce Yeh, Teresa Reilly, clarinets
David Tuttle, Susan Warner, basset horns
Miles Maner, Drew Pattison, bassoons
Daniel Gingrich, James Smelser, Oto Carrillo, David Griffin, french horns
Daniel Armstrong, double bass

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About the Artist

Thirteen magnificent musicians—wind players of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra—are coming to play one of Mozart’s most sublime works, rarely performed at this supreme level of artistry. Here’s how Amadeus playwright Peter Shaffer depicted composer Antonio Salieri recalling his reaction the first time he heard the Gran Partita: “Suddenly… an oboe, a single note, hanging there unwavering, till a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! … This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing a voice of God.”


Following the concert will be a jaw-dropping opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages and levels to join the CSO musicians on stage to sight-read Mozart Wind Serenade in E-flat Major.  We are pleased to offer another Late Night Chamber Jam! This time for wind players - specifically oboes, clarinets, horns and bassoons.  All ages and levels are welcome to participate. Tickets to the CSO Winds concert are not required to participate in the Late Night Chamber Jam, but reservations are required for the reading.  To sign up, click here.

The winds of the Berlin Philharmonic play an excerpt of the 3rd movement of Mozart's Gran Partita

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“It seemed to me that I was hearing a voice of God.”

- Amadeus" playwright Peter Shaffer depicting Antonio Salieri recalling his reaction the first time he heard the "Gran Partita