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The Sounds of Light & Shade

  • Settlement Music School 416 Queen Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

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.

Later Event: February 17
Millenial Music