The evening spotlights Tre Voci – the chamber ensemble featuring Grammy Award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian alongside flutist Marina Piccinini and harpist Sivan Magen – performing Tōru Takemitsu’s And then I knew ´twas Wind, a work inspired by the music of Debussy and a line from the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Soprano Mellissa Hughes performs excerpts from Jacob Cooper’s Silver Threads – an evocative six-song cycle for soprano and electronics, based in large part by a haiku of Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō.
Violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Amy Kauffman are joined by stop-motion animations of New York-based artist Josh Dorman in three movements from composer Anna Clyne’s nostalgic, Baroque improvisation-inspired The Violin.
Performers along with composers Jacob Cooper and Anna Clyne will join Sirota on-stage for mid-concert interviews. Featured albums represent the latest releases of ECM New Series (“Tre Voci”), Nonesuch (“Silver Threads”) and VIA Records (“The Violin”).
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