A picture from rehearsal today! That's the back of my head over there by the harp... haha~
And here is a sound clip from one of my favorite spots in the work! (4th movement -- "The Evening Star is the most beautiful of all stars.")
You won't want to miss this show!
In addition to the beautiful Five Images After Sappho, there will be a premier by a talented student composer, one of Ligeti's most influential works, an amazing horn student of Gail Williams (Russell Rybicki), the wonderful Jim Giles (piano faculty)on a Salonen solo work (Sisar) and of course the fabulous BCE led by Donald Nally. More details on the blog post previous to this one! HERE is ticket info.
Concert Program Order:
Salonen Two Songs from the Kalender Röd (performed by Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble- led by Donald Nally
This ensemble was recently invited to perform on Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW series! They are fantastic and I miss singing with them in my student days!)
Here are program notes about Two Songs from the Kalender Röd
Salonen Concert Étude for Solo Horn
(performed by Russell Rybicki)
for solo piano (performed by Jim Giles)
Carlo Diaz Reach too Far
(NU student world premiere/CME- Vincent Povazsay, conductor)
Ligeti Chamber Concerto
(CME-Alan Pierson, conductor
& co-Artistic Director of Alarm Will Sound in NYC )
Salonen Five Images after Sappho
CME-Ben Bolter, conductor and Rachel Sparrow, Soprano
Here are program notes about Five Images After Sappho
That's my motto!