American composer and woodwind performer Mike Curtis is equally comfortable in classical, jazz, and ethnic settings. He has toured the world as a klezmer clarinetist, played bassoon with symphonies and opera companies, and recorded on sax with jazz greats Charlie Rouse and Anthony Braxton. His compositions show the influence of those experiences and more. "A Week in Plasencia" was written following Mike’s 2015 trip to the International Clarinet Association festival in Madrid. After a week in the City that Never Sleeps, Mike sought an unknown, tranquil, provincial alternative. Sunny Plasencia, a riverside town at the foot of the Sierra de Gredos, came to reveal itself as a magical font of beauty, history, and inspiration. This piece exists in two versions, for solo clarinet and clarinet quartet. This product page listing is for the Clarinet Quartet version.