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

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.

Purchase tickets, which are $44 for an adult, $15 for a University Park student, and $34 for a person 18 and younger.

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 2017–2018 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 TheArtsDesk.com said the group’s Gustav Mahler recording was “magical stuff … brilliantly played and impeccably recorded.”

Find more information about the musicians and the concert.

Watch Camerata RCO perform Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.

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