Monday, August 31, 2009

Post-Classical Ensemble To Push Exploration of Late Schubert Songs To The Fourth Dimension (Cutting Edge Trombone & Ensemble At Cutting Edge Art Hall)



I mentioned Schubert’s late Heinrich Heine-based song "Der Doppelgaenger" in my recent review of the San Francisco Symphony’s newly released recordings of Mahler’s Symphonies #8 and 10 (Adagio). I also mentioned the San Francisco Symphony’s upcoming, three-week Mahler Festival, which will be filmed for inclusion in the SFS’s pathbreaking Keeping Score television project.

I now see that -- for those on the East Coast who do not have music critics’ budgets to attend this major SFS Festival -- Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Washington's Post-Classical Ensemble will be joined by William Sharp, baritone, in several great late Schubert songs, and by David Taylor, avant garde bass trombonist on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 7:30 PM, at the District of Columbia’s very own ultra-modern performing arts center – The Harman Center for the Arts, at Gallery Place-Chinatown, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-11-22. (Remember, Thursdays are contemporary art nights in this City, and in many other modern cities worldwide.)

Here is the exceptionally interesting program the Angel has curated for, and will conduct, that evening:

Schubert/Mahler: Death and the Maiden (string orchestra)
Schubert: Doppelgänger and other late songs

Stravinsky: Suite from A Soldier’s Tale
Daniel Schnyder: Works for bass trombone and orchestra

Be sure to bring your teenage and even younger kids (who certainly will know where Gallery Place-Chinatown is, even if a few readers and music critics might not know)!

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"Are you in the mood for something really edgy? Post-Classical Ensemble showcases one of the world’s great instrumentalists: the bass trombonist David Taylor, whose flamboyant virtuosity and eruptive temperament astonishingly transfigure music of every stripe. With P-CE, Taylor performs a medley of harrowing late Schubert songs, plus a pair of jazzy and rambunctious Daniel Schnyder scores: subZERO Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra (DC premiere) and roTo’r (American premiere)."

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Washington, D.C.'s new downtown Harman Center for the Arts, Michael Kahn, Artistic Director.

The Post-Classical Ensemble

Fourth dimension

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1 Comments:

Blogger Pavel said...

Hmmm...
One thing for sure: it is definitely not for everyone...

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