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 (1937-2013), 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.