Edward T. Cone Concert Series
Friday, February 20, 2015
A Harp, a Viola, and a Flute
Bridget Kibbey, Jack Stulz, Julietta Curenton
With its unique instrumental combination and seductive sound, Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Harp, and Viola has led to many subsequent works written for this unusual combination. One such work, Sebastian Currier's 15 Minutes, consisting of fifteen one minute movements, will be performed along with the Debussy by the much-acclaimed performers Bridget Kibbey, Julietta Curenton, and Jack Stulz.
Ralph van Raat
November 14, 2014
For decades now, there has been a close association between the preeminent Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and a significant group of American minimalist and postminimalist composers in the United States. Ralph van Raat, the celebrated pianist from Amsterdam, will explore this connection, playing works of both American and Dutch composers, including Andriessen, David Lang, and John Adams. A concert talk from the stage will follow the performance on November 14.
The distinguished violinist Rolf Schulte will join forces with soprano Lucy Shelton and pianist James Winn to present an intriguing exploration of music from Czechoslovakia and Hungary written just as the Austro-Hungarian empire was dissolving, with works for violin and piano by Bartok and Janacek, as well as a selection from the contemporary Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag’s superb settings of Kafka’s epigrammatic short stories for violin and voice, Kafka Fragments.