Spectrum Chamber Music Society, Fort Worth’s oldest professional chamber music group, will return to FUMCFW’s beautiful and intimate Leonard Memorial Chapel to present one of Johannes Brahms’ masterpieces, the celebrated Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and Strings.
Spectrum features musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and friends performing popular music and hidden gems from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods.
This program will begin with the charming Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone, composed in the early 20th Century by well-known French composer Francis Poulenc. It will be performed by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Principal Horn, Molly Norcross, FWSO Assistant Principal Trumpet Cody McClarty, and Christian Paarup, trombone.
The first half of the program will end with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in G Minor for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, a piece once described as being “of the greatest beauty and most striking originality.” It will be performed in an arrangement for viola and piano, featuring FWSO violist Daniel Sigale and FWSO Principal Keyboard Shields-Collins Bray.
The second half of the program will be devoted to one of Brahms’ most beloved compositions, the stunning Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115. The performers will be FWSO Assistant Clarinet, Ivan Petruzziello, FWSO violinists Jen Betz and Molly Baer, violist Sigale, and cellist Laura Ospina.
Admission is free as part of The Gift of Music concert series at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. There will be a free post-concert reception in Wesley Hall, offering the opportunity to meet and visit with these gifted musicians.
Now winding up its 33rd season, the Spectrum Chamber Music Society is devoted to sharing diverse and exciting chamber music performances with the community of Fort Worth and neighboring communities. This annual series of six unique concert programs takes place at two local churches, First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth (downtown) and First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church (eastside). The group features musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra joined by friends from North Texas and beyond.