Grażyna Bacewicz Divertimento for String Orchestra
Henryk Górecki Three pieces in the old style
Edvard Grieg Holberg Suite
Eugene Lee Associate Leader
Venus Unwrapped: A Faster Pulse
A force of nature, Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz wrote seven violin concertos, eight quartets and four symphonies. ‘I run, not walk,’ she said. ‘I speak fast, even my pulse beats faster than normal.’
Written on the eve of the 20th century, Schoenberg’s ultra-Romantic Transfigured Night uses the shimmering tones of a string orchestra to conjure a moonlit setting for a tale of emotional transformation.