We had the privilege of listening to two special performances this week by the Fort Worth chamber music society . I thought i would write my impressions about them. At the concert at the Beth-el Temple chapel we heard a well chosen program with combination of melodies of the classical repertoire and some more popular American-Jewish themes. The inspired , elegant and intense performances of Gary , Baya and Franklin Cohen made this a very enjoyable evening. This Saturday concert I thought was one of the best programs by our chamber group.The two works by Bruch and Hindemith were great. . The Bruch trio was very expressive, romantic, a gorgeous combination for viola, clarinet and piano . It was beautifully played by Franklin Cohen, Richard Young and Ms Chang .
The Hindemith quartet for clarinet, piano, violin and cello was an interesting neo-classical piece that was expertly rendered . Laurie Schulman gave us a very good introduction with an explanation of the structure of the piece. However the jewel of the evening was the Mozart Clarinet Quintet . This is a well known piece that is always a pleasure to listen to again and again. Here all the musicians played exceptionally well and Frank Cohen interacted beautifully with the string players. Thank you Michael and Rozzanna Francis for funding this program.