If you didn’t get to hear Pierre Jalbert’s elegant Light, Line, Shadow premiered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in July 2018, you can hear a reprise of it on Network’s 2018–19 season opener.
Light, Line, Shadow was created in response to Edward Hopper’s iconic Road and Trees, a painting donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art by long-time Network friend and supporter Daniel W. Dietrich II -- the premiere performance was dedicated to Dan. The piece was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation and the Presser Foundation Special Projects grant.
The Sounds of Light and Shade concert also features other image-based music like Ingrid Arauco’s Vistas (flute and piano) and, as a special tribute to Joan Tower on her 80th birthday, Wild Purple for solo viola—a piece that will whisk you into the world of abstract color. Morton Feldman’s proto-minimalist work Piano Piece (to Philip Guston), and Anna Weesner’s chimerical trio, Light and Stone, complete the program.
The exceptional Network for New Music musicians include:
Bob Butryn - guest clarinet
Paul Demers - clarinet
Clipper Erickson - piano
John Koen - cello
Phillip O’Banion - percussion
Hirono Oka - violin
Edward Schultz - flute
Burchard Tang - viola
Nate West - double bass
Join us for a post-concert discussion with the composers followed by a champagne reception to welcome new Artistic Director, Thomas Schuttenhelm.