ORCHESTRA 2001 PRESENTS A LATE-NIGHT CONCERT:
AT THE 2017 FRINGE FESTIVAL
Orchestra 2001 presents two contemporary classical masterpieces at the Painted Bride Art Center in its first-ever Fringe Festival event; George Crumb’s virtuoso piano ruminations on Thelonius Monk’s jazz standard, ‘Round Midnight, and an encore performance of baritone Randall Scarlata’s brilliant portrayal of the mad King George III, in the cult classic by Peter Maxwell Davies.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
GEORGE CRUMB – Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music) (2001)
Marcantonio Barone, piano
PETER MAXWELL DAVIES – Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969)
Randall Scarlata, baritone; Jayce Ogren, conductor
Philadelphia – In a 30th Anniversary season that looks both to its past and its future, Orchestra 2001 will open and close its season with works by the local composer most closely associated with its 30-year history: Pulitzer Prize-winning George Crumb.
Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music), the composer’s ruminations on the jazz classic ‘Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk, will feature Orchestra 2001 pianist Marcantonio Barone, chosen by Crumb to record this piece last year. Barone’s dramatic interpretation, with extended techniques both on the keyboard and inside the piano, highlights the nine-movement piece that quotes Debussy, Wagner and Strauss, and includes a dramatic “counting off” of the hours until midnight.
The one-hour program ends with a staged encore performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’ iconic 1969 monodrama Eight Songs for a Mad King, a powerful and daring portrayal of King George III’s madness at the end of his life. Acclaimed baritone Randall Scarlata reprises his theatrical, tour de force role of King George in this rarely heard, cult contemporary music classic.
Standard Ticket: $20 each
Student & Under 25 (with ID): $15 each
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