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Our Next Season Concert

Musical Commentaries

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Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:00 PM
The Chapel in the Good Shepherd Center

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A concert of Music on Music! The best way a composer can pay tribute to, comment on or criticize a piece is to write another piece of music in response. SMO will present three composers that have entered into a dialogue with another composer's work: Earle Brown's Tracking Pierrot – a tribute to Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, UW Faculty member Joël-François Durand's Tombeau de Rameau II – a deformation/expansion of Rameau's Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts, and Franco Donatoni's Tema, in which he further develops ideas from a previous work of his own, Ruisseau dans l’escalier.

In the News

Seattle Times
"...the performance again seemed admirably assured, and alto Maria Mannisto gave a thoroughly alluring account of the vocal part."
The SunBreak
"...the event covered a lot of ground, presenting a wide spectrum of Cage's compositional styles, guiding the audience on an exploration of the composer's unique sonic world."
Seattle Times
"Anyone who wants to hear how time can move at multiple speeds simultaneously - fast, slow, moderate, frantic - should drop in on Seattle Modern Orchestra's Friday concert, 'Layers of Time.'"