Ensemble 4.1

2018 Spring Series (7)

Sunday concert

Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3:00 p.m.
John H Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC
2:15 p.m. pre-concert lecture by Jason Heilman
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$25 in advance, $35 at the door, $5 for students
Ensemble 4.1 offers a rare opportunity to hear the unusual quintet combination of piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn. Critics have repeatedly praised this German ensemble for their special communicative power and intoxicating atmosphere on stage.


Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16
Gieseking: Quintet for Piano and Winds in B-flat Major, Op. 43
Dorman: Jerusalem Mix
Poulenc: Sextet* for Piano and Wind Quintet in C Major, Op. 100
            *With guest artist John Rush, flute
Click here for our Program notes written by Jason Heilman

Pre-concert lecture by Jason Heilman

Winds and Piano: From Mozart to the Present Though it might seem like an odd grouping of instruments, the quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn is one of the most storied wind ensembles. Mozart wrote for this grouping – essentially by pairing himself at the keyboard with four of his favorite winds – and Beethoven followed in his footsteps. Musicologist Jason Heilman delves into the history and repertoire of this unique quintet, which stretches all the way from classical Vienna up to our own time.

Open Rehearsal

Saturday, January 27th – 10:30 a.m.
Van Trease Performing Arts Center for Education
TCC Southeast Campus, Classroom 6168
The musicians will rehearse and demonstrate Francis Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet in C Major, providing fascinating “behind-the-scene” insights into the composer’s thoughts and what “really” happens at a rehearsal of a professional chamber ensemble.
Free coffee and bagels will be provided!

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