10.05.23 | PARABLE


Thursday October 5, 2023 at 8 pm
Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN – Filter for solo violin
CURTIS HUGHES – Chromomodular Lounge Suite for flute, oboe, and clarinet WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSION
ELEANOR ALBERGA – Shining Gate of Morpheus for horn and strings
IGOR STRAVINSKY – Petite Suite (L’Histoire du Soldat) for clarinet, violin, piano, and narrator 

Gnarly blues and blistering cross-rhythms launch the 2023-24 season at full-speed with Filter for solo violin by the genre-bending Haitian-American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. The luxuriant Shining Gate of Morpheus for horn and strings by Eleanor Alberga, a British composer of Jamaican descent, compliments a world premiere for flute, oboe, and clarinet by longtime Radius collaborator and Boston local Curtis Hughes. Igor Stravinsky’s own trio arrangement of L’Histoire du Soldat, a neo-classical Parable, brings the concert to a close. L’Histoire du Soldat is the Faustian tale of a soldier who makes a fateful trade with the Devil: his violin for a book that can predict the future. Broadcast icon Robin Young, co-host of NPR's Here and Now, will narrate.

Pictured: Daniel Bernard Roumain (Julieta Cervantes); Curtis Hughes (Ariana Hughes); Eleanor Alberga; Igor Stravinsky; Robin Young (Liz Linder)

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