In the beautiful hall of the Wirtshaus zur Mägd in Basel, the Tōniro Quintet will perform two original quintets by George Onslow and Theodor Blumer after an arrangement of the overture "La forza del destino" by Verdi. These two quintets beautifully demonstrate how the woodwind quintet can sound orchestral while giving each instrument the opportunity to showcase itself soloistically.
About the Tōniro Quintet:
"Jūnin tōiro" is a Japanese proverb that means "Every person is different and unique."
By adding the "n" to Tōiro, the focus falls on the Tōn or the different timbres. Formed in 2020, the Tōniro quintet aims to continually blend and transform the unique timbres into a whole. As different as people are, the challenge of finding common ground through music is beautiful. Featuring Reina Abe (flute), Anri Nishiyama (clarinet) from Japan, Lara Morger (bassoon), Simon Mantel (oboe) from Switzerland and Astrid Schumacher (horn) from France, the quintet invites people to share musical moments in which each person retains their uniqueness to nevertheless form a unity within the whole.
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