Studio Recital: Horn Students of Jeffrey Lang and Jennifer Montone (Now Available)

Enjoy a majestic Shakespearean fanfare; sprightly duets from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and one of his successors, Otto Nicolai; and excerpts from J. S. Bachs monumental Cello Suites arranged for solo horn. 

The recital continues with the achingly beautiful Horn Trio in E-flat major by Johannes Brahms, written just after the death of Brahms’s mother. The full horn studio unites for a bombastic finale from Richard Strauss’Heldenleben. Strauss gleefully admitted that the piece “does have lots of horns, horns being quite the thing to express heroism.” We think you’ll agree! 

 

Program (subject to change)

STEPHEN GRYC       Fanfare: Dawn in the Arden, from As You Like It
       Jack Bryant, horn
       Hannah Culbreth, horn
       Kenshi Miyatani, horn
       Christine Ott, horn
       Martina Smith, horn
       Andrew Stump, horn
   
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH     Selections, Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
       Kenshi Miyatani, horn
   
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART      Selections, from Twelve Duos, K. 487

       Hannah Culbreth, horn
       Jennifer Montone, horn
   
ALEXANDER BORODIN Trio in G minor
       Martina Smith, horn
       Joseph Kauffman, violin
       Elena Kauffman, cello
   
OTTO NICOLAI Allegro, from Duet No. 4
       Jack Bryant, horn
       Chelsea McFarland, horn
   
JOHANNES BRAHMS Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40
       Christine Ott, horn
       Andrew Stump, horn
       Alexandria Ott, violin
       Andrew Stump, violin
       Michelle Cann, piano
   
RICHARD STRAUSS

“The Hero at Battle,” from Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op. 40
       Jack Bryant, horn
       Hannah Culbreth, horn
       Kenshi Miyatani, horn
       Christine Ott, horn
       Martina Smith, horn
       Andrew Stump, horn
   

 

Meet Our Faculty

Jeffrey Lang is the associate principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as a frequent soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. He joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 and also serves on the faculties of Bard College and Temple University.

Jennifer Montone is the principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed concertos with the Saint Louis, Dallas, and National symphony orchestras; and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among others; and has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She joined the Curtis faculty in 2007.