Chamber Recital with Piano, Violin, and Clarinet
(Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))
Featuring works by Franz Liszt, Terry Riley, Tōru Takemitsu, Bunita Marcus and L'Histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky. Artists: Derek Kealii Polischuk, piano; Yvonne Lam, violin; Guy Yehuda, clarinet. more information...
Featuring pianist Derek Polischuk, the theme of the program opens with grief and loss, followed by comfort-"Funerailles" by Franz Liszt, and his Consolation #3 in D-Flat Major. Then, pure musical joy-a set of three piano works based on songs by the Beatles-a setting of "Norwegian Wood" by Pauline Oliveros, a setting of "Golden Slumbers" by Toru Takemitsu, and "The Walrus in Memorium" by Terry Riley.
For the second half of the program, Polischuk is joined by Yvonne Lam, violin and Guy Yehuda, clarinet to perform the suite from "L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)", by Igor Stravinsky. Stravinsky wrote this remarkable work in 1917/1918 for a small theatre company while isolated in Switzerland during World War I, about a soldier who battles for his soul with the devil. After a successful premiere, the Spanish Flu Pandemic shut all theaters in Switzerland. Out of necessity, he created this more intimate trio version.