Camerata RCO to perform works by Mozart and Schubert Jan. 24 at Schwab

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Selected wind and string musicians of the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra work overtime in the chamber music ensemble Camerata RCO. The Dutch ensemble will make its Penn State premiere in a concert featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A and Franz Schubert’s Octet in F Major at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Schwab Auditorium.

The Amsterdam-based Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra touts more than 1,000 recordings and serves as one of the main musical ensembles for productions of the Dutch National Opera. Camerata RCO, literally translated as a small chamber ensemble derived from the larger orchestra, was formed out of the musicians’ desire to share an expanded classical music repertoire in a more intimate setting.

Camerata RCO generally performs almost 50 concerts a year in major cities worldwide. It is touring North America twice during the 2017-18 season, including concerts at the Library of Congress and New York City’s Frick Museum.

The New York Times described the musicians’ 2014 New York performance as “warm and glowing,” and said the group’s Gustav Mahler recording was “magical stuff … brilliantly played and impeccably recorded.”

For more information about the musicians and the concert, visit Center for the Performing Arts online or call 814-863-0255.

Pieter W. and Lida Ouwehand sponsor the performance. Norma and Ralph Condee Chamber Music Endowment provides support.

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Last Updated December 14, 2017