Endgames

Endgames
March 9, 2016 Admin
2014

INSTRUMENTATION AND COMPOSER’S NOTE

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The DSO premiered Slatkin’s Endgames, a concertino grosso for woodwind ensemble and strings, in November 2014. Its European premiere with the Orchestre National de Lyon took place in November 2015. Hailed as “delightfully whimsical” and a “feel-good gem” by critic Colin Anderson of ClassicalSource.com, Endgames celebrates the unsung instruments of the orchestra whose players sit at the far ends of the woodwind section: piccolo, alto flute, English horn, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, and contrabassoon.