Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Orion String Quartet; Tony Arnold, soprano; Brett Dean, viola; Juho Pohjonen, piano
This concert highlights the music of Australian composer and violist Brett Dean, who premieres a new work for viola and piano--a Library co-commission--with Juho Pohjonen. His arresting monodrama “And once I played Ophelia” features the remarkable soprano Tony Arnold as protagonist. Striking, imaginative effects in both vocal and string writing sketch a passionate figure the composer calls a “feistier” Ophelia. The manuscript for Schoenberg’s second quartet was given to the Library of Congress by Gertrude Clarke Whittall.
Pre-Concert Conversation with the Artists
6:30 pm–Whittall Pavilion
Märchenbilder, op. 113
New work for viola and piano (World Premiere) - Commissioned by the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music in the Library of Congress and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
String Quartet no. 2 (“And once I played Ophelia”), for soprano and string quartet
String Quartet no. 2 for soprano and string quartet in F-sharp minor, op. 10
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