VIAF 2014

A most unusual concert by Kalamus Trio in the Baroque Series

This evening we will continue with our Baroque concerts and the concert presented will feature a professional Trio from Italy, namely, Rodolfo La Banca, Domenico Marcello Urbinati and Massimiliano Limonetti. This Trio are experts on the clarinet and the chosen works on their programme will trace the evolution of the Clarinet from High Baroque Period to the Rococo. They will perform on period instruments and works include pieces by Graupner, Gherardeschi, Stadler and early Mozart.

Kalamus Trio came together sharing a passion for the sonority, colour and timbre of the clarinet as it developed through different eras and styles. This common interest has led the Trio to explore and discover a repertoire that is as vast as it is intriguing. The Trio’s main focus is on the High to Late Baroque and Early Classical clarinet which enables a unique expressive dynamics to come into being, one that is no longer possible to savour with modern instruments. In fact, for this evening’s concert, Kalamus shall be regaling the audience with different types of clarinet, ranging from the tenor, alto and bass Denner’s prestigious ‘chalumeau’ to the 6-key classical instrument by Grenser. The Trio has performed extensively all over Europe and South America, to include Argentina and Brazil. The three members of Kalamus are Professors of clarinet performance, composers and transcribers and are particularly dedicated to the ancient repertoire as well as having more than a superficial interest in contemporary music.

Concert will be in the Aula Mgr G. Farrugia and starts at 8pm. This is a unique concert and a highly specialized one, not one that we’re likely to come across very easily!!