Thursday, October 05, 2006

Art And Life ... And Poetry And Music [Toward The End Of Pretentiousness In American Classical Music]

From Receiver, 2006

A limited edition book of 22 etchings, drypoints & photogravures by William Kentridge, with 7 poems by Nobel Prize laureate [1996] Wislawa Szymborska; with separate, unbound, signed photogravure by William Kentridge

Published by Dieu Donne Press with Galamander Press

Visual, film, theater, and opera artist William Kentridge merges with one of his artworks. His work merges art and contemporary, non-elitist life.

Photo credit: (c) William Kentridge via Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, D.C. With thanks.


Thursday, October 5 Library of Congress Concerts, Washington, D.C. The concert is FREE, and is a gift from the American people to itself.

LUCIANA SOUZA QUARTET and BRAZILIAN DUOS with Romero Lubambo, guitar

"Souza's singing has that special something to it--a quiet passion, a luminous beauty--that makes for transcendental listening."

A composer-performer of remarkable stylistic versatility, Luciana Souza has gained renown as a singer of jazz as well as of contemporary classical works, such as Golijov's St. Matthew Passion, and for her settings of Nobel Prize laureate [1971] Pablo Neruda's poems. She is joined by three of her colleagues in vocal jazz and by special guest Romero Lubambo in selections from their Grammy-nominated albums of "luscious, sophisticated Brazilian classics."


October 8 National Gallery of Art Concert Series Washington, D.C. ["65 But Not Retiring"] Both concerts are FREE, and are gifts from the American people to itself.

Paquito D'Rivera, jazz saxophonist
Sculpture Garden

Louis Lortie, pianist
Music by Adès, Chopin, and Liszt
6:30 p.m.
West Building, West Garden Court


Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Tannhäuser Overture (1849)
Transcribed for piano solo by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

Thomas Adès (b. 1971)
Darkness Visible (1992)

Franz Liszt
Vallée d’Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, Volume i (c. 1848)


Thomas Adès
Traced Overhead (1996)

Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Nocturne in B Major, op. 32, no. 1 (1836/1837)

Frédéric Chopin
Sonata in B Minor, op. 58 (1844)
Allegro maestoso
Finale: Presto, non tanto

Concert Notes


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