Pierrot Lunaire

Pierrot Lunaire

Curtis 20/21

Tuesday, November 10, 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.

Arnold Schoenberg ushered in modernism with Pierrot Lunaire, transporting the commedia dell’arte to the twentieth century. His theatrical work brings to life the poetry of Albert Giraud with “Sprechstimme,” or speech-singing, and invites the listener on a journey of love, madness, and memory.  A group of emerging artists from the Curtis Institute come together to play Schoenberg’s sextet for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano—an instrumentation that has since become a standby of contemporary composers seeking a chamber orchestra-like palette in miniature.

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


Performers


Repertoire

  • Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire (1912)