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Mark Simpson and Simon Holt Clarinet Quintet

Solem Quartet and Mark Simpson (clarinet)

This collaboration can be booked either through Tashmina Artists (Solem Quartet) or Intermusica (Mark Simpson)
This collaboration can be booked either through Tashmina Artists (Solem Quartet) or Intermusica (Mark Simpson)
Short Programme without interval:
Mark Simpson - Darkness Moves
Bela Bartók - String Quartet no. 1
Simon Holt – Clarinet Quintet, Burlesca Oscura
Full length concert with interval (order of play to be agreed):
Simon Holt - Burlesca Oscura
Mark Simpson - Darkness Moves
Cassandra Miller – Warblework OR Jasmine Morris - Hitogata for string quartet and electronics
Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet in C sharp minor, op. 131 OR Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115 OR Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581

Three Romances

Solem Quartet

Clara Schumann, arr. Amy Tress - Three Romances for violin and piano, op.22
Bela Bartók - String Quartet no. 1
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet no. 5 in E flat major, op. 44, no. 3


Solem Quartet and Mariam Adam (clarinet)

Betsy Jolas - Quatuor VI, 'avec clarinette'
Jasmine Morris - Hitogata for string quartet and electronics
Valerie Coleman - Shotgun Houses
The above programme is for a short concert without an interval. For a full-length recital, the following could be added:
Cassandra Miller – Warblework
Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet no. 12 in E flat major, op. 127 OR Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet in C sharp minor, op. 131
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