Uchida returns for second performance with famed clarinetist

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Pianist Mitsuko Uchida and clarinetist/composer Jörg Widmann perform on Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The series welcomes legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida back for her second performance of the week. She offers a program with the famed clarinetist/composer Jörg Widmann featuring Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1; Berg’s 4 Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 5; Schubert’s Impromptu No. 1 in C Minor, D. 899; Schumann’s Fantasiestücke for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73; and Widmann’s own Fantasie for Clarinet solo and Sonatina facile for Piano.

Legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida is renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven. Highlights of last season include play-directing Mozart concerti with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in extensive tours of major European venues and Japan, and play-directing the Cleveland Orchestra in performances at Severance Hall and Carnegie Hall. Uchida records exclusively for Decca. She has been artist-in-residence at the Cleveland Orchestra and at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Salzburg Mozartwoche and Lucerne Festival. She is a trustee of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and artistic director of the Marlboro Music Festival.

Clarinetist/composer Jörg Widmann has appeared with such orchestras as the Berlin Staatskapelle and Helsinki Philharmonic, and has collaborated with such musicians as András Schiff, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Tabea Zimmermann, Daniel Barenboim and the Hagen Quartet, among many others. His compositions have been premiered by the Vienna and Berlin philharmonics, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and many others. Widmann was featured in Artist Portraits at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Cologne’s Philharmonie and New York’s Carnegie Hall, where his music was featured all season under the motto “Making Music: Jörg Widmann.”

Individual tickets are $30. All students are free. Click here for information or call (518) 388-6080.