Saturday 28 May 2016 7:30PM

Michael Collins and Friends

Schubert and Mozart


  • Michael Collins clarinet
  • Robin O'Neill bassoon
  • Richard Watkins horn
  • Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
  • Laura Samuel violin
  • Krzysztof Chorzelski viola
  • Leonard Elschenbroich cello
  • Lynda Houghton double bass
  • Michael McHale piano
  • Lucy Crowe soprano

Michael Collins closes his series at Wigmore Hall this season in fine style. The clarinettist and conductor, celebrated for his sparkling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship, is joined by friends and colleagues in a programme of three indisputable masterworks, crowned by Schubert’s Octet.

The concert opens with ‘Der Hirt auf dem Felsen’, which reflects the influence of Italian opera and musical style on Schubert’s mature melodic invention, and also includes the sublime lyricism of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.

  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Der Hirt auf dem Felsen D965
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Clarinet Quintet in A major K581
  • Franz Schubert
        • Octet in F major D803

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