ACFNY SUPPORTED | CONCERT
ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE | LUNAR MOVEMENTS
SUNDAY DEC 02, 04:00 PM
One hundred years ago, Arnold Schoenberg conducted the premiere of Pierrot Lunaire, a work that Pierre Boulez aptly described as an ‘inexhaustible resource.’ Pierrot Lunaire is divided into 21 short movements, some of them less than a minute long, but these movements, even today, continue to be a wellspring of ideas, techniques, and cultural references that surprise, challenge, and provoke listeners who hear it for the very first time—as well as those who spend a lifetime probing its secrets.
Argento Chamber Ensemble, the musical arm of Argento New Music Project, launches the Argento Performers Series: Lunar Movements, a six-part concert series celebrating the centennial of the world premiere of Pierrot Lunaire featuring performances of Arnold Schoenberg’s masterpiece juxtaposed with recent and premiere compositions. Performances will take place on December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16 at the Austrian Cultural Forum. This exciting series will showcase different aspects of the piece such as Schoenberg’s approach to the human voice, the parallels between his music and visual art, and his approach to the Lieder. The Performers Series is part of Argento’s ongoing mission to commission and perform new music that expands the range of possibilities for – and challenges conventional notions about – contemporary classical music. The audience is invited to an informal discussion with the featured composers and musicians at every concert.
(the first half is a recital for cello and piano by Jay Campbell)
Claude Debussy sonata in d minor”
Charles Wuorinen an orbicle of jasp
other works TBA
--intermission and talk--
Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
Paula Robison, Sprechstimme
Argento Chamber Ensemble
Michel Galante, conductor
with Jay Campbell, cello
No ticket reservations necessary. Due to limited seating, tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
Suggested donation $10.
For further tickets information please visit http://www.argentomusic.org