Festival continues this Saturday
Charles Wuorinen, composer of the opera Brokeback Mountain,
featured in LA International New Music Festival this Saturday
The west coast premiere of composer Charles Wuorinen's
humorous cantata It Happens Like This
sets seven poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Tate. The performance will feature the original Tanglewood cast, described by the New York Times as "superb" and "dramatically astute." The piece was co-commissioned by Southwest Chamber Music, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Levine. Composed at the same time as his opera, Brokeback Mountain
, it is based on texts by James Tate's 2004 book Return to the City of White Donkeys
Also receiving its U.S. premiere on the program is Elegia by Gabriela Ortiz, which will be recorded following the performance for Southwest Chamber Music's 30th compact disc recording. Completing the program are works by Davies, Dowland and Henze.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Lux in Tenebris
John Dowland, arr. Davies - Farewell-A Fancye
Hans Werner Henze - S. Biagio 9 Agosto Ore 1207
Gabriela Ortiz - Elegía (U.S. premiere)
Charles Wuorinen - It Happens Like This (West Coast premiere)
Sharon Harms, soprano
Ayana Haviv, soprano
Elissa Johnston, soprano
Douglas Williams, bass
Laura Mercado Wright, mezzo-soprano
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Pre-concert talks begin at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.
$38 general, $28 seniors over 65, $10 with student ID
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