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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.
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)
Sound sample: Ictus Ensemble
Electric cello generously provided by Yamaha.