Melia Watras, viola
Furrer – Aria for soprano and six instruments (1999, West Coast premiere)
Garcia – the clouds receding into the mountains for viola and ensemble (2017, world premiere)
Ligeti – Melodien for chamber orchestra (1971, Seattle premiere)
Seattle Modern Orchestra is pleased to host composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia with a new piece, the clouds receding into the mountains, written for violist and University of Washington faculty Melia Watras and SMO. The title refers to both the spectacular cloud formations as well as the continually receding aural materials heard throughout the work. The concert also features Swiss composer Beat Furrer’s Aria, and Melodien for chamber orchestra by the 20th century master György Ligeti.
Pre-concert conversation at 7:30 pm with guest composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia and SMO co-Artistic Director Jérémy Jolley at The Chapel Performance Space.
Tickets: $25 ($15 seniors / $10 students)