Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Jazz
Hélène Ducos reciter
Julian Jacobson solo piano
Yu-Mien Sun violin
Yue Yu viola
Tom McMahon cello
Oliver Wild flute
Luke English clarinet
John O'Gallagher alto saxophone
Hans Koller piano
Sam Ingvorsen double bass
Gwilym Jones drums
Schoenberg Six Little Piano Pieces Op.19
Schoenberg XVI Fragment eines Klavierstücks (1933)
Schoenberg Lied, Serenade for Octet Op.24
Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
A rare opportunity to hear and see Schoenberg's iconic modernist music theatre masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire. Described as the "solar plexus of modern music", this will be a semi-staged performance by Birmingham Conservatoire students, conducted by Julian Jacobson whose association with the piece - as pianist, conductor and reciter - dates back to the 1970s.
Pierrot Lunaire is preceded by a very special performance in which John O'Gallagher and Hans Koller, described in the Guardian as 'two heavyweight theoreticians fizzing with jazz heat,' join forces with 4th year Conservatoire jazz students Sam Ingvorsen and Gwilym Jones in new arrangements of compositions by Schoenberg and his pupil Webern.
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