2002-11-08: Misterioso: Music of Valentin Silvestrov

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Friday, November 8, 2002  @ 8:00pm
Illsely Ball Nordstrom Hall at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle

Guest artist: Rachel Matthews, piano/ celeste

Gentle, nostalgic and sometimes unsettling, the work of contemporary Ukrainian composer and ECM recording artist Valentin Silvestrov, evokes postludes and farewells. We perform a variety of works written between 1960 and 2000, highlighting the composer’s unique diversity and depth. Surprising instrumental combinations,Misterioso (clarinetist playing both clarinet and piano), and Trio (flute/ piccolo, trumpet and celeste) brush with the avant- garde. More traditional pairings in the three Postludes reveal, over time, Silvestrov’s melancholic lyricism and metaphorical vocabulary.

Click here to read more about Valentin Silvestrov on the website of his record company.

Join us for a pre- concert lecture 7: 15pm hosted by Seattle Weekly’sGavin Borchert.

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