San Diego, August 19, 2011 (‘Quartet La Jolla’ Premiere)

 “John Williams has summoned heroes for the movies, victors for the Olympics and whatever the cat brings in for the nightly news. But he also makes news. He wrote “Air and Simple Gifts” — a quartet for clarinet, piano, violin and cello — for President Obama’s swearing-in ceremony. That must have been the first time in history when an audience of hundreds of millions worldwide heard the premiere of a piece of chamber music.”

Full review at The Los Angeles Times

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