Friday, October 28, 2011

Seattle Modern Orchestra: Music on Words

Led by Co-Artistic Directors Julia Tai and Jeremy Jolley, the Seattle Modern Orchestra opens its second season with two monumental pieces that interpret poetry in very different ways: Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, OP. 21 (1912), and George Crumb’s Night Music I (1963). Both works feature soprano Maria Mannisto, pianists Oksana Ezhokina & Harumi Flesher, percussionist/narrators Gunnar Folsom & Matthew Kocmieroski; with Jessica Polin, flute/piccolo; Angelique Poteat, clarinet/bass-clarinet; Brittany Boulding, violin; Jason Totzke, viola; Maria Scherer Wilson, cello; Julia Tai, conductor.

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