The Logan Chamber Music Series will feature its second of two in-house Chautauquan groups at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall as the Chautauqua Wind Quintet performs a program titled “Mozartiana: A Midsummer concert with the Chautauqua Chamber Winds.”
The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger, plays in tandem with a photo story entitled “Hebrides” captured by National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson.
When Chautauqua Institution Director of Programming Marty Merkley took stock of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s schedule last month, tonight’s program featuring guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger and CSO clarinetist Eli Eban stood out as unique.
The Chautauqua Chamber Winds will show audiences this afternoon just how romantic and heroic wind instruments can be.
When an album runs out of tracks, you change to another record. When the Chautauqua Wind Quintet ran out of repertoire, they changed their group entirely.
Now called the Chautauqua Chamber Winds, the group includes other instrumental voices and is open to playing repertoire for smaller ensembles.
“We’ve done so many quintets here that we just thought we’d presented the best of the repertoire, and rather than start repeating ourselves, we opened it up to other instruments and also new members,” said Eli Eban, principal clarinetist in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and one of the members of the Chautauqua Chamber Winds playing at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall.