Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Photo by: Mats Backer

Above: Martin Fröst

Martin Fröst, clarinet
Roland Pöntinen, piano

Martin Fröst

clarinet

Roland Pöntinen

piano (Mostly Mozart debut)

“A kinetic player with a vivid interpretive imagination and a sharply focused, warm tone” (New York Times), Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst’s agile, virtuosic playing has often drawn comparisons to a dancer. For this sparkling late Saturday night program, he indulges this reputation with his “perfectly matched compatriot” Roland Pöntinen (BBC Music Magazine) in a buoyant evening of rustic merriment.

This concert will be streamed live. Cameras will be present.

“In earlier times, the talent of Martin Fröst would have attracted suspicion. Like that of Paganini, whom contemporaries suspected to be in cahoots with the Devil…there is something approaching the supernatural about his command of his instrument.” New York Times
“Fröst exhibited a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist—perhaps any instrumentalist—in my memory.” New York Times