From: University Musical Society
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Wind players of the Chicago Symphony come together for this special concert that features two of Mozarts compositions for wind ensemble. In addition to writing large-scale music, Mozart produced lighter music for special occasions, including the two well-known serenades on this program. The Serenade in c minor is a wind octet, scored for pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons; the Gran Partita is scored for 12 wind instruments, including the seldom-heard basset horn, plus string bass. Members of the Chicago Symphony join together with other musicians to perform these delightful works.