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September 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Includes great food and drinks at intermission!

The chamber music organization Clarinet & Friends is proud to present “A CLARINET PASSPORT” Friday September 13th at the home of Doris Loomis in Biltmore Forest (We will send you the address in your email when you buy tickets).

The program will explore different approaches of writing for two clarinets and piano from all around the world. Italian music is showcased by Amilicare Ponchielli’s “IL CONVEGNO,” which is a technically flashy and enchanting piece for two clarinets and piano. Felix Mendelssohn provides German music with his “CONCERT PIECE #1,” illustrating his whimsical ideas and bold Germanic writing. French music is represented by Francis Poulenc’s “SONATA” for two clarinets, where the listener is captivated by hauntingly beautiful melodies. Czech music is featured in Franz Krommer’s delightful “DUO CONCERTO” for two clarinets and piano. Finally, Clarinet & Friends will feature a world premiere of a new piece by American composer Donald Wheelock. The piece is called “SONATINA” and it is an elegant work for solo clarinet. Do not miss the opportunity to meet Mr. Wheelock at the performance!

The concert will feature pianist Vance Reese, clarinetist Eric Taylor and 16-year-old clarinetist and founder of Clarinet & Friends, Aaron Lipsky.

The cost of the concert is $28. Tickets MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Cost includes great food and drinks served at intermission!


September 13, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Includes great food and drinks at intermission!


Home of Doris Loomis in Biltmore Forest


Clarinet & Friends