Saturday, April 14, 2018
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Minneapolis Campus
Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.
Our final Spotlight concert features the foreboding sensibilities of three very different composers.
Nebojsa Zivkovic wrote Uneven Souls, a Marimba concerto complete with percussion and chorus effects. Based on Balkan culture, it’s a tribute to what the composer sees as the Slavic people’s uneven, “non-dogmatic” way of life, free of “ultimatums” or “strict rules.”
Liszt’s Totentanz (Dance of Death) evokes the terrifying sounds of Judgment Day, with its extended quote from the famous medieval chant “Dies Irae.”
Stravinsky’s masterpiece, The Soldier’s Tale, is a classic cautionary tale, complete with a Faustian bargain.
Zivkovic: Uneven Souls
Jenny Klukken, marimba; Erik Schee, David Birrow and Bob Adney, percussion; Voices of Experience directed by Jerry Rubino
(arr. for two pianos, percussion and chorus by Mischa Santora)
Irina and Julia Elkina, piano; Erik Schee and David Birrow, percussion; Voices of Experience
Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale
Francesca Anderegg, violin; Rolf Erdahl, bass; Nina Olsen, clarinet; Jonathan Brandt, trumpet; Karl Wiederwohl, trombone; Bob Adney, percussion; Tyson Forbes, narration; Mischa Santora, conductor