by Jeremy Reynolds
“Honestly, bad chamber music makes you feel like you’d rather be at the dentist. But there’s nothing better than playing good chamber music with people that you like,” according to Richard King, principal horn of The Cleveland Orchestra and a member of the City Center Brass Quintet. On Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 pm, King will perform on the next installment of the Arts Renaissance Tremont concert series with pianist Randall Fusco and violinist Chul-In Park at Pilgrim Congregational Church.
The program, comprising music by Lennox Berkeley, York Bowen and Paul Leary, begins with a work originally written for the viola de gamba, J.S. Bach’s Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G, BWV 1027. King said “I heard somebody play one of those sonatas on horn about 25 years ago and it always stuck in my head. I decided that if I ever got permission I would want to try that too. Besides, Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro for horn is often played on cello, so I thought we’d get back at them by stealing one of their pieces.” [Read more…]