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World Premiere: Transfigured Night

Past event
$40 ($30 age 30 and under)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 (PDT) @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Music of Remembrance

Music of Remembrance launches its seventeenth season with the world premiere of Spectrum Dance Theater choreographer Donald Byrd’s new dances for Arnold Schoenberg’s mystical and romantic masterpiece, Verklaerte Nacht. Also, music from Terezín and by Dutch composers murdered in the Holocaust. Featuring Julia Benzinger, mezzo-soprano, a stellar instrumental ensemble with players drawn from the Seattle Symphony, and pianist Mina Miller, MOR artistic director.


Leo Smit – Sextet for Quintet and Piano (1928)

Zart Dombourian-Eby, flute
Benjamin Hausmann, oboe
Laura DeLuca, clarinet
Seth Krimsky, bassoon
Jeffrey Fair, French horn
Kimberly Russ, piano


Dick Kattenburg – Escapades (1938)

Elisa Barston, violin
Mikhail Shmidt, violin


Tap Dance (1936)

Spectrum Dance Theater tap dancer
Kimberly Russ, piano
Mina Miller, piano


Songs and Satire from Terezin

Julia Benzinger, mezzo-soprano
Mina Miller, piano


Arnold Schoenberg – Verklaerte Nacht (1899)

Elisa Barston, violin
Mikhail Shmidt, violin
Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola
Artur Girsky, viola
Walter Gray, cello
Roberta Downey, cello

Choreography by Donald Byrd, Artistic Director, Spectrum Dance Theater
Commissioned by Music of Remembrance with dancers from Spectrum Dance Theater

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