Inspirations

Inspirations

Ensemble Signal

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today’s most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select Tuesday evenings.

The artists of Ensemble Signal share their musical inspirations with this program of solo works. Powerhouse violinist Olivia De Prato gives the U.S. premiere of a piece by Clemens Gädenstatter, a rising talent from Austria, where De Prato studied. Nicholas Tolle shares his love of the cimbalom with two pieces by György Kurtág, whose compositions first inspired Tolle to learn the complex Hungarian instrument. Tolle will also perform a piece written for him by Signal’s Co-Artistic Director, Brad Lubman, alongside a work for solo soprano by one of Lubman’s own mentors, Oliver Knussen. 

All concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.



Repertoire

  • Clemens Gädenstatter moved by (2012/2013) U.S. premiere
  • Brad Lubman Solo for cimbalom (2013)
  • György Kurtág Hommage à Berényi Ferenc 70 (1997)
  • Kurtág Un brin de bruyère à Witold (1994)
  • Oliver Knussen Four Late Poems and an Epigram of Rainer Maria Rilke, Op. 23 (1988)
  • Helmut Lachenmann Guero (1969)