“Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments (1949) brought DeMain off his podium and down among seven principals, arranged in a semi-circle. The orchestra, too, shrunk for this 24 minute piece, which paired strings and four percussionists with a small corps of winds.
While Martin’s concerto aimed to highlight each soloist in turn, three of the woodwinds — Joseph Morris, the symphony’s dazzling young clarinet principal, veteran oboist Marc Fink, who played the same solo when the MSO last performed this piece in 1976, and Stephanie Jutt on flute — seemed to get the flashiest parts.”
– Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times
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