Another free “Brown Bag Lunch Concert” is taking place Friday, this time featuring the Cercis String Quartet with guest clarinetist Kirsten Ahnell. The concert features music by Johannes Brahms along with Christmas favorites.
The lunch concert will be hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church (720 Ford Ave.) from 12:15-1 p.m. Concertgoers are invited to bring their own lunch to enjoy during the program. The event is sponsored by The Women of Note, a group of Owensboro women who support all music genres in the area.
One of the pieces on the program is the Clarinet Quintet by Johannes Brahms, for string quartet and clarinet. It is one of the last pieces ever written by Brahms and he considered it to be his best work.
The Cercis String Quartet is made up of Sun Huh (violin), Nathaniel Shapiro (violin), Christopher Alley (viola), and Kevin Flynn (cello).
The free lunchtime concert series was started in 2018 by Kentucky Wesleyan College Clarinet Professor Kirsten Ahnell. Ahnell’s intent is to bring music to the public. The programs are mostly classically oriented and feature small groups of musicians.
In order to help enlighten the audience, Ahnell acts as a moderator for the programs. She has the musicians speak about the composers and pieces they are performing, discuss their instruments and answer questions from the audience after the program.