This year, election night is going to be Luscious

Monday, October 22, 2012 12:00
Posted in category LIVE MUSIC, Upcoming Shows

Symphony musicians perform Nov. 6 at Anthology

By : James Chute |

Luscious Noise director John Stubbs hadn’t planned to do an election night program, but circumstances conspired to place the occasional series’ next concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Anthology in Little Italy.

While Stubbs can’t guarantee his eclectic programming with his San Diego Symphony colleagues will make you forget the rancor of this particular election, there’s a good chance you’ll be amused, engrossed, and maybe provoked (in a good way, of course).

The Nov. 6 program:

Michael Daugherty’s “Dead Elvis” (with bassoonist Ryan Simmons)

Three dances from Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale”

Mahler (arr. Schoenberg) “Songs of a Wayfarer” (with baritone Mark Wischkaemper)

Jon Deak’s “B.B. Wolf — An Apologia” (with bassist Jory Herman)

Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” (violist Gareth Zehngut and pianist Igor Pandurski)

First movement of Debussy’s String Quartet (violinist Anna Skálová, Pandurski, on violin for this piece, Zehngut, and cellist Abe Liebhaber, playing under the name Anna and the Velvet Revolution.)

Ibert’s “Pièce for flute solo” (Rose Lombardo, flute)

Interspersed with the music will be the usual (or unusual) idiosyncratic film clips.

Fun fact: Zehngut, who holds two degrees from the Juilliard School of Music and is currently a violist with the San Diego Symphony, has been offered a position with the Minnesota Orchestra, so this is likely his last Luscious performance.

In his symphony bio, Zehngut lists “Fratres” as one of his favorite works (along with Bob Dylan’s “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” and Filipe da Madre de Deus’ “Villancicos Y Danzas Criollas”).

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