Saturday 12th May promises a very special concert for Music Nairn, with clarinettist Maximiliano Martin heading up a top class wind and piano quintet.
Each player in this group of Maximiliano and his Friends has an established career in his own right. Maximiliano, international clarinet soloist, principal in the SCO, chamber musician and teacher, performs regularly in the UK and abroad. Robin Williams is principal oboe with the SCO and chamber musician, while Peter Whelan, bassoon principal with the SCO, is in constant demand as a soloist, director and chamber musician. Patrick Broderick, has a busy freelance career appearing frequently with the SCO, while Julian Milford, a founder member of the Conchord Ensemble, has been duo partner to some of the UK’s leading singers and instrumentalists.
The group will play two of the most admired pieces of the wind repertoire. Mozart considered his Piano and Wind quintet K452 written in 1784 to be the best of his compositions to that date, and it so impressed the young Beethoven that he modelled his own Piano and Wind quintet Op. 16 of 1796 on Mozart’s piece.
The programme also includes the 1921 Clarinet Sonata by Saint Saens, and Schumann’s beautifully written Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano.
The concert begins at 7.30 with tickets in advance or on the door from Nairn Community Centre.