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Friends of Chamber Music Presents: Poulenc's Homage to Winds

7 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2024 | Yardley Hall

Adults: $39, $44, Youth 18 and under free with paid adult

Individual Tickets

The Friends of Chamber Music partners with the nation’s premier chamber music organization — the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center — to bring to light a spectacular program centered around music for wind instruments in multiple combinations.

Marking the return of the phenomenal master pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, we have a chance to introduce to Kansas City the former principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic, Radek Baborák, alongside a star-studded international cast of performers: flutist Adam Walker, oboist James Austin Smith, clarinetist David Shifrin, and bassoonist Marc Goldberg. Poulenc’s enchanting Sextet for Piano and Winds anchors the evening.


  • Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Duo No.3 in B-flat major for Clarinet and Bassoon, WoO 27 (1790-92)
  • Reinhold GLIÈRE (1874-1956): Four Pieces for Horn and Piano, Op.35 (1908)
  • Francis POULENC (1899-1963): Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, FP 32a (1922, rev. 1945)
  • Bohuslav MARTINU (1890-1659): Sonata for Flute and Piano (1945)
  • Carl REINECKE (1824-1910): Trio in A minor for Oboe, Horn and Piano (1887)
  • Francis POULENC: Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano, FP 100 (1932–39)


  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
  • Adam Walker, flute
  • James Austin Smith, oboe
  • David Shifrin, clarinet
  • Marc Goldberg, bassoon
  • Radek Baborák, horn

This performance will run approximately 2 hours, with one 15-minute intermission.