This information was prepared for a prior season. Please visit our home page to learn about our current programs.
archived content
Monday, January 10, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School
Professor Bad Trip
Monday Evening Concerts regulars, the outstanding Argento Chamber Ensemble and Michel Galante open a box of surprises. A modern master creates an image of Icarus’s fall in a compact and dazzling concerto for clarinet. From the deeply ironic and subtle Gérard Pesson come three miniatures, and from Salvatore Sciarrino, heir to Italy’s cultural richness and lyricism, a nocturne returning to the clarinet, now unaccompanied. The big event is Fausto Romitelli’s Professor Bad Trip, fast becoming a modern classic. Psychedelic rock meets spectralism across a landscape of curdling colors while an electric guitar gently weeps.
Performers
Program
Brian Ferneyhough La Chute d’Icare
Gérard Pesson La Lumière n’a pas de bras pour nous porter
Gérard Pesson La vita è come l’albero di Natale
Gérard Pesson Non sapremo mai di questo mi
Salvatore Sciarrino Let me die before I wake
Fausto Romitelli Professor Bad Trip
West Coast Premiere (Complete Work)
Notes
Sound sample: Ictus Ensemble
Electric cello generously provided by Yamaha.