TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
HERITAGE HALL | 3102 MAIN STREET | Google map
Doors at 8:30 PM | Concert at 9:00 PM
TICKETS | $25/$10 (regular/student) General Admission Seating. All ages welcome.
Carla Huhtanen, soprano
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Cecilia String Quartet
Tawnya Popoff, viola
Rebecca Wenham, cello
Eight incredible musicians. Two legendary pieces. One unforgettable concert.
George Crumb’s haunting Apparition for soprano and piano takes its inspiration from Walt Whitman’s poems, but this is no straight-forward setting of songs. Wordless singing, amplified piano, strange — and beautiful — sounds: Crumb’s 30-minute piece explores the circular nature of life and death, a cycle never-ending.
The nature of love is explored through sound in Arnold Schoenberg’s 1899 classic Verklärte Nacht, or Transfigured Night. It’s a piece that shocked Vienna in the early 1900’s, but today the music sounds lushly Romantic. Written for two violins, two violas, and two cellos, Transfigured Night re-tells an erotic and evocative poem through sound.
With top-flight performances, and transcendent music that evokes love, loss, and longing, this concert is a perfect chance to recharge and share a true moment of connection.
The 2014 Modulus Festival is generously sponsored by Bryan Price.
George Crumb (born 1929)
Apparition, Elegiac Songs and Vocalises for Soprano and Amplified Piano
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op.4