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The music of W.A. Mozart, Kalevi Aho and Johannes Brahms will be performed on March 21 as part of Mercer’s ongoing Fabian Concert Series.
The evening’s ensemble will feature Osmo Vanska, the conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, on clarinet, Minnesota Orchestra concertmaster Erin Keefe, and Mercer faculty members Amy Moretti, Elizabeth Pridgen and Becca Albers — a violinist, pianist and violist, respectively. Together the ensemble will play the Brahms Clarinet Quintet.
Mercer sophomore cellist Atticus Mellor-Goldman will also play as part of the program.
Vanska and Keefe will perform a piece written especially for them by Finnish composer Kalevi Aho.
Amy Schwartz Moretti, who will be playing Mozart’s “Duo for Violin and Viola in B Flat” with Albers, stated in an email that the concert “promises to be a lovely evening.”
The concert will be recorded by Performance Today, the most listened-to classical music radio program in the United States. The program has an audience of 1.5 million.
The host of Performance Today, Fred Child, will be present as the event’s emcee.
There will also be two master classes preceding the concert, which will both be free and open to the public. A master class with Vanska will take place at 4:00 p.m. on March 20 in the Bell House Salon. Another master class will be taught by Erin Keefe on March 21 at 4:00 p.m., also in the Bell House Salon.
This concert is free to all Mercer students and $15 for members of the public. It will take place in the Townsend School of Music’s Fickling Hall at 7:30 p.m.