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Transfigured Nights: Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Sergey Khachatryan, and Colin Currie
Starting: 07:30 PM
Four master soloists explore the magic of transcription.
Four transcendent musicianseach an in-demand soloist on the international sceneexplore a fascinating program anchored by works that have been transfigured through the act of transcription. The centerpiece of the evening is Edward Steuermanns famous transcription of Schoenbergs early masterwork (originally written for string sextet), Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). In another highlight, Scottish percussion virtuoso Colin Currie performs a work commissioned for him: Rolf Wallins Realismos Magicos for Solo Marimba, inspired by the magic-realist stories of Colombian Nobel Prizewinning author Gabriel García Márquez. Alisa Weilerstein also appears this season with the Czech Philharmonic on October 29.
This performance is made possible through the generous support of Susan S. Angell.
His Excellency Grigor Hovhannissian, Ambassador of Armenia, and Joni Smith, Counsellor Scottish Government, North America, are honorary patrons of this engagement.