From Seattle’s Washington Composers Forum:
Composition and Experimental Instrument Demonstration
Wed., Dec. 10 @ 7:30pm
Jack Straw Productions
4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle map FREE
Richard Johnson will present recent compositions and perform on a few of his experimental instruments.
Richard Johnson is a composer studying with Richard Karpen at the University of Washington. Previous teachers include Juan Pampin, Salvatore Macchia and Martin Boykan. Richard has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation and has received grants from the American Composers Forum and the Eric Stokes Fund. He has also invented numerous musical instruments, including the english cor anglais, a double double reed.
Friday, December 12 @ 8pm
Chapel Performance Space
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th Floor in Seattle map
Tickets: At door. $5-$15 siding scale, WCF members attend one concert in the Transport series free
The Transport series continues with a focus on work for solo cello. Alexander Ezerman will perform pieces from the 12 Hommages a Paul Sacher: Variation Uber Das Thema Sacher by Christobal Halffter, Les Mots Sont Alles by Luciano Berio, Punena No. 2 (Homage a Paul Sacher) Alberto Ginastera, and Trois Strophes sur le Nom de Sacher Henri Dutilleux. The Sonata for Cello and Piano by Elliott Carter will also be performed. Two pieces from a call for scores will complete the program; Her Light Extinguished by John Crouch and Phantasie by Huck Hodge.