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Transfigured Nights: Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, Sergey Khachatryan, and Colin Currie

May 9, 2019
Starting: 07:30 PM

Four master soloists explore the magic of transcription.

Four transcendent musicians—each an in-demand soloist on the international scene—explore a fascinating program anchored by works that have been “transfigured” through the act of transcription. The centerpiece of the evening is Edward Steuermann’s famous transcription of Schoenberg’s 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 Wallin’s Realismos Magicos for Solo Marimba, inspired by the magic-realist stories of Colombian Nobel Prize–winning 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.

Event Location

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
2700 F St. NW,
Washington, DC 20566
Foggy Bottom


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Posted by: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts