MEC artistic director Jonathan Hepfer calls Salvatore Sciarrino's Aspern Suite one of the key chamber works of the late 20th century. The piece, which Sciarrino bases loosely on Henry James' novella The Aspern Papers (which itself is based on lore surrounding Lord Byron), concerns the theme of secrecy - or what must remain forever sacred and hidden. In the piece, Sciarrino employs Venetian boat song, snippets of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, artful techniques of seduction, as well as his own iconic sonic universe. The work will be presented with Sciarrino's gorgeous surreal lullaby Perduto in una città d'acque, and Isabel Mundry's imaginative and masterful re-workings of works by the Renaissance composer Guillame Dufay. This concert is made possible by a generous grant from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.
Sciarrino, Mundry, Dufay: Labyrinths and Enigmas
Monday, April 16, 2018
at 8:00 PM
The Colburn School's Zipper Concert Hall
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012