Sunday 30 September

Sunday 30 September

Alan Hacker – A Celebration

Sunday 30 September, 8.00pm

Cathedral Quire

Tickets: £25

Nicholas Bucknall, Lesley Schatzberger, William Sweeney, David Glenn  clarinets
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
with Sophie Hacker and Katy Hacker Hughes

Mozart, completed by Duncan Druce  Clarinet Quintet in Bb K516c
William Sweeney  An Og-Mhadainn (The Young Morning)
Purcell  Dido’s Lament (from Dido and Aeneas)
Mozart, completed by Duncan Druce  Quintet movement In F K580b
Brahms Clarinet  Quintet in B minor op 115
Grieg  Death of Åse (from Peer Gynt)

Alan Hacker OBE (1938-2013), was a clarinettist and conductor with unusually wide-ranging enthusiasms. He would have been celebrating his 80th birthday on this day. Family, friends and colleagues have come together to offer this tribute to his life and work, through music that represents some of his significant repertoire.

The clarinettists in this concert all studied with Alan and were enormously influenced by his searching approach to performance. His partnership with The Fitzwilliam Quartet began in 1974 and lasted for over 15 years during which time they performed both the Mozart and Brahms quintets. Katy Hacker Hughes and Sophie Hacker, Alan’s daughters, are participating in this concert as a tribute to their father.

This is a fundraising concert for the charity Jessie’s Fund, whose activities include music therapy in children’s hospitals and hospices across the UK.