2008-04-27: The Asian Muse: From Gustav Mahler to Louis Andriessen

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Seattle Chamber Players
2007-2008 SEASON

The Asian Muse: From Gustav Mahler to Louis Andriessen
with pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama and mezzo-soprano Kathryn Weld

Part of Joshua Roman’s TownMusic Series

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Louis Andriessen
Composer
Louis Andriessen is one of Europe’s most eminent and influential composers. His music combines propulsive energy, economy of material and distinctive sonorities, often dominated by pungent wind and brass, pianos and electric guitars. He has explored, in relation to music, the subjects of politics, time, velocity, matter and mortality.

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Tomoko Mukaiyama
Pianist

Tomoko Mukaiyama’s unique approach to the piano in which she employs her voice and body has inspired prominent composers. Winner of the International Gaudeamus Prize and the Muramatsu Prize, she has performed with the Ensemble Modern, Longdon Sinfonietta and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and has collaborated with cinematographers, architects, and dancers.

Sunday, April 27, 2008
TOWN HALL – 1119 8th Ave / Seattle

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6pm:
Recital featuring pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama:
Sommer Reisen, a combination of Schubert’s Impromptu,
improvisation and sound samples of five Japanese cities.

7pm:
Concert (program below)

Post-Concert Inside-Out: with Louis Andriessen, Zhou Long,
Tomoko Mukaiyama and SCP

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Gustav Mahler
Der Abschied (“Farewell”) from Das Lied von der Erde
(“The Song of the Earth”) arranged by Schoenberg/Reihn for mezzo-soprano and ensemble

Zhou Long
Farewell for pipa and erhu solo and ensemble

Louis Andriessen
Bloken for piano solo
Tao for solo piano, women’s voices and ensemble

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