Maestro Robert Butts is pleased to announce an additional composition to be played at the Baroque Orchestra's June 4th Concert.
On that night, the Baroque Orchestra will be performing "Concerto for Four Horns," composed by Carl Heinrich Hübler. The featured performers will include famed French Hornist Robert Lee Watt. He will be performing with fellow NY Metro area hornists Deryck Clarke, Eric Davis, and Marshall Sealy.
"It is always exciting to bring great music to life that might not be familiar to everybody," Maestro Butts noted.
"It's especially so when the work and the composer are new to me. Hübler was a major figure in 19th century brass circles and being a prominent horn player certainly gave him extra insight in composing for the instrument. I should add a big WOW to the sound of four french horns playing solo in collaboration with the complete orchestra. Most of all, however, I look forward to collaborating with Robert Watt, a great person and legendary musician."
Mr. Watt, New Jersey born, added "It’s really a pleasure to play a concerto for four horns and orchestra written by another horn player. It’s also nice to explore the 19th century, juicy, meat and potato harmonies of this concerto. It’s a piece that just feels good to play."