Source: Monday Evening Concerts.
SCIARRINO, MUNDRY, DUFAY:
LABYRINTHS and ENIGMAS
8pm | Zipper Hall | The Colburn School
Salvatore Sciarrino – Perduto in una città d’acque
Isabel Mundry – Dufay Bearbeitungen
Salvatore Sciarrino – Aspern Suite
Alice Teyssier, soprano
Richard Valitutto, piano
Jonathan Hepfer, conductor
MEC artistic director Jonathan Hepfer calls Salvatore Sciarrino’s Aspern Suite one of the key chamber works of the late 20th century. The piece, which Sciarrino bases loosely on Henry James’ novella The Aspern Papers (which itself is based on lore surrounding Lord Byron), concerns the theme of secrecy – or what must remain forever sacred and hidden. In the piece, Sciarrino employs Venetian boat song, snippets of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, artful techniques of seduction, as well as his own iconic sonic universe. The work will be presented with Sciarrino’s gorgeous surreal lullaby Perduto in una città d’acque, and Isabel Mundry’s imaginative and masterful re-workings of works by the Renaissance composer Guillame Dufay.