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The Greenville Symphony Presents With the Wind

2 performances

Event Types: Music

May 4, 2024 7:30 PMMay 5, 2024 5:00 PM

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Greenville Symphony Orchestra

864-232-0344 ext. 116

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Performance times:

5/4/2024, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

5/5/2024, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Les Hicken, conductor

Erik Franklin, clarinet

Richard Strauss: Serenade for 13 wind instruments

Robert Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik

Erik Franklin: Solo Clarinet (Premiere)

Igo Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Kurt Weill: Little Three-Penny-Opera for Symphonic Winds

Richard Strauss was the son of an extraordinary horn player. Even the notoriously cranky composer Richard Wagner was quoted as saying “when he plays his horn, one cannot stay cross with him.” Did Richard’s dad influence his Serenade in E-flat? Probably. Either way, you can’t miss this chance to hear clarinet soloist Erik Franklin and the outstanding winds of the Greenville Symphony in a program that features just them. It’s a rare and wonderful opportunity to focus on the instruments of the orchestra powered by breath alone.

Erik Franklin, a Furman graduate and prominent American clarinetist is a former student of Les Hicken, and has written a new work which will be premiered on this program. South Carolina history is happening here.

Gunter Theatre

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