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The 2012-2013 Reflections Series will also be presented in Miami, Philadelphia, Boston and at An Appalachian Summer Festival in Boone, North Carolina; and in various cities throughout Italy, France, and England.
Concerts during Season 2012-13 of the
Reflections Series at WMP Concert Hall
will take place on these evenings:
Season Opener: Stravinsky, The Violin Years: 1930–1935
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Thursday, Sept 13, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Celebrating five years of innovative programming in its intimate home at WMP Concert Hall, Gil Morgenstern will be joined by pianist J.Y. Song in exploring Stravinsky’s “Russian” and neo-Classical
styles through the wealth of material written and transcribed for violin and piano during this brief but extremely fertile period.
Music will include selections from the Violin Concerto in D Major, Firebird Suite, Duo Concertante, and Suite Italienne, all
arranged by Stravinsky in consultation with violinist Samuel Dushkin.
Igor Stravinsky once said, “I had taken no pleasure in the blend of strings struck in the piano with strings set in vibrations by
the bow.” Yet his introduction to Samuel Dushkin in 1930 seemed to have given him pause, resulting in a relatively brief but
highly prolific period for the composer. Coming just at the time when Stravinsky was developing an interest in piano
performance and conducting, their collaboration produced a number of new compositions as well as transcriptions of
orchestral works for violin and piano. For these concerts, Morgenstern will explore how these styles—Stravinsky’s “Russian”
and neo-Classical styles—overlap and depart from one another.
Nacht und Träume, “Night and Dreams”
Monday, Nov.19, 2012 @ 7:30pm
A journey from dusk to dawn, Nacht und Träume (“Night and Dreams”) creates a narrative of fantasy and nightmare through
the music of Schubert, Sibelius, Cage and Enesco, and the prose and poetry of Sylvia Plath (from The Unabridged Journals,
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, and The Wishing Box). With Tony Award Winner Maryann Plunkett and pianist Donald Berman.
The Voice of the Violin, Part 2
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 @ 7:30pm
The Voice of the Violin, Part 2 expands on the theme of Gil Morgenstern's opening concert at WMP in 2010. Mr. Morgenstern
has crafted a second program showcasing the singularly expressive range of the violin and the contrasting manner in which composers have exploited it. He will perform selections highlighting the instrument's unique and versatile voice in music by
Beethoven, Berio, Webern, Bach, Schumann, Ysaÿe, and Ravel. With Benjamin Hochman, piano.
Watch previous Reflections Series concerts online: www.youtube.com/reflectionsseries
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