Historically, chamber music programs have been predominately strings-only affairs, neglecting the rich repertoire for wind and percussion instruments. However, hidden in the Baroque tradition is a set of works for winds by Telemann highlighting the virtuosity of the early wind instruments. By the twentieth century, composers such as Poulenc and Reich mastered the rich melodic and playful nature of wind and percussion music.
Francis Poulenc Sextet for piano and winds
Francis Poulenc Sonata for horn, trumpet, and trombone
Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas
Georg Philipp Telemann Tafelmusik II, Quartet in d minor
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for AK Members, and $5 for students, and can be purchased online, by phone at 716.270.8292, or in person at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk.