Orchestre Métropolitain presents

The Mythical Don Juan

To close this season with beauty, flair and passion under the theme of the mythical character Don Juan, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is inviting Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor
Andreas Ottensamer, Clarinet

Clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument. At one stage he studied the cello, which perhaps has helped to imbue his approach to the clarinet with a soulful depth. His Viennese instrument, with a wider bore than the closely related German-system clarinet, produces a particularly dark, expansive and warm tone, which he exploits to full advantage.

The beauty of tone and distinct musicality over a wide range of styles have won extensive critical plaudits for Andreas Ottensamer. Sybill Mahlke wrote in Der Tagesspiegel of his “limitless dynamic range . . . he plays with a vitality that pushes boundaries.” NRC Handelsblad said: “Andreas Ottensamer melts with his clarinet . . . he is an ‘übersolist’ and a phenomenon.” Rebecca Schmid wrote for MusicalAmerica.com: “Solo clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer played with particular finesse . . . and a touch of melancholy.”

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Bassi: Concert Fantasia on Themes from Rigoletto
R. Strauss: Don Juan

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