Quintet Encore with Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players

Nov 17, 2015

The Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players present two unique quintets in their “Fifth Element” encore concert. Principal clarinetist Christine Bellomy performs Weber’s Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major with violinists Violetta Todorova and Karla Galva, violist Jenwei Yu, and cellist Carey Bostian. Written for clarinet virtuoso Heinrich Baermann, like most of Weber’s clarinet works, it is considered a “pocket concerto” where the strings support the clarinetist rather than share an equal weight. 


Timothy Weddle joins the string quartet on double bass for Dvořák’s Quintet in G major for two violins, viola, cello and bass. Dvořák’s unique instrumentation gives the cellist more freedom to partake in thematic lines, whereas in a traditional string quartet it is generally confined to providing harmonic support. Tune in to Symphonies of Iowa on Iowa Public Radio on Monday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m for this encore broadcast.


Christine Bellomy, clarinet

Violetta Todorova, violin

Karla Galva, violin

Jenwei Yu, viola

Carey Bostian, cello

Timothy Weddle, double bass

WEBER                                 Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major

DVOŘÁK                              Quintet in G major for two violins, viola, cello and bass

(Concert recorded May 8-10, 2015)