Madness and Betrayal

Works for voice, strings, and piano by Robert Schumann, Arnold Schoenberg, and Brett Dean

Apart from the superficial pairing of two like ensembles, these are works that both wrestle with the most difficult of human circumstance—betrayal, madness, and suicide. Dean’s examination of the plight of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Schoenberg’s expression of his own very painful biography in the composition of his 2nd string quartet introduce the elements of objectivity and subjectivity in how we create and experience art.

Residency Concert

Thursday, February 26 | 8:00pm
Next Stage, Putney, VT
Tiffany DuMouchelle, soprano; Anthony Marwood and Magnus Johnston, violins; Brett Dean, viola; Fernando Arias, cello; Seth Knopp, piano

Music From Yellow Barn

Saturday, February 28 | 7:30pm
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

Upcoming 2014-2015 Artist Residencies

May 17: Music on the Brink of War

Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and songs of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht

2015 Summer Season

Yellow Barn concerts: July 10-August 8
Composer in ResidenceJörg Widmann: August 3-August 8
Young Artists Program concerts: June 27, July 2, and July 3
Special Event Battle Trance: June 19

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