Friday 20 January 2017, 7.30 pm in Cairns Church

JEAN JOHNSON clarinet » NAOMI PAVRI cello»
FALI PAVRI piano »



Beethoven
Brahms
John Mayer
Brahms
Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op.11
Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op.120 No 2
Prabandha
Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Three of Scotland's finest musicians combine in this rich and colourful programme that celebrates Brahms's love of the clarinet. The wonderful Clarinet Trio is one of four late pieces that Brahms was inspired to write by the lovely sound of clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld's playing and his friend Mandyczewski was moved to say that it was 'as though the instruments were in love with each other'.
    Replacing Yann Ghiro, distinguished American-born clarinettist Jean Johnson plays Brahms's autumnal 2nd clarinet sonata and joins in Beethoven's charming early trio.
     Naomi and Fali Pavri contribute a piece for cello and piano by Indian composer John Mayer whose music fuses jazz influences with the exotic flavour of Indian classical music.

     Jean Johnson "sense of freedom and flair    bounding with energy and purposeful intent"- The Scotsman"

    "The Beethoven was particularly well played by Naomi Pavri, who fashioned just the right amount of pathos and longing"
Daily Record

    "Fali Pavri, a pianist who understands the soul, the secret and the balance of good chamber music performance"
The Herald

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