03.04.17 | CLARITY

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm
Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music


Kenji Bunch

BUNCH – Shout Chorus
GLASS – Façades – arranged for oboes by Jennifer Montbach
RAKOWSKI – Three Preludes
BRAHMS – Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18

Brahms composed his youthful and luminous Sextet No. 1 in B-flat – essentially a double string trio – during his mid-twenties, a period now known as his “first maturity.” Also on the program, music from Kenji Bunch, who solves the problem of the strikingly different timbres among wind instruments by embracing the competing textures in his work Shout Chorus, which takes its name from the climactic passage in jazz orchestra works where all the instruments join together in full voice. Also, Philip Glass’ Façades from his iconic recording, Glassworks, here arranged with the composer’s blessing for oboes and strings.  Plus, three mischievous piano preludes by Boston composer David Rakowski.

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