Omaggio a Berio

Saturday, June 5, 2004, 8:30 pm
Community Music Center
544 Capp Street (between 20th and 21st in the Mission)
admission $10

Luciano Berio (1925-2003) was one of the extraordinary voices of the Darmstadt generation. Perhaps the most historically-minded member of that group, some of his greatest compositions are postmodern collages and recontextualizations of older works (including Mahler's 2nd Symphony in Sinfonia and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony in Rendering). We remember Berio through performances of his kinetic Sequenzas for flute and trombone, but especially through new refashionings of his works; the composer's interpretations of music history become the inspiration for transformations of his own compositions.

This event is supported in part by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco.

Program: click here for the full concert program and notes (pdf)

Sequenza I [ Diane Grubbe solo flute ]
Sequenza V [ Toyoji Tomita solo trombone ]
Sequenza VII [ Kyle Bruckmann solo oboe ]
O King for voice and five players

[-- intermission --]

Laborintus III
a collage of music and ideas
taken from Berio's oeuvre, including:

Laborintus II for voices, instruments, and tape [1965]
Agnus for voices and clarinets [1971]
Autre Fois for flute, clarinet, and harp [1971]
Chamber Music for voice, clarinet, cello, and harp [1954]
Chemins II for viola and ensemble [1972]
Circles for voice, harp, and two percussionists [1960]
Coro for voices and instruments [1976]
Cries of London for voices [1973]
Erdenklavier for solo piano [1969]
Epifanie for voice and orchestra [1965]
Folk Songs for chamber ensemble [1968]
Gesti for solo recorder [1968]
Momenti for tape [1960]
O King for voice and five players [1968]
Opus Number Zoo for woodwind quintet [1951]
Passagio for voices and chamber orchestra [1962]
Points on a curve to find... for piano and 23 instruments [1974]
Re-call for chamber orchestra [1995]
Rendering for orchestra [1990]
Sequenza I for solo flute [1958]
Sequenza III for solo voice [1966]
Sequenza V for solo trombone [1965]
Sequenza VII for solo oboe [1969]
Sequenza VIIb for solo saxophone [1969]
Sinfonia for eight voices and orchestra [1969]
Still for orchestra [1973]
Thema - Omaggio a Joyce for tape [1958]
Violin Duos [1979-83]
Visage for tape [1961]
Selected Writings
and others!


David Bithell - trumpet/conductor/voice
Kyle Bruckmann - oboe/voice
Christopher Burns - electronics/voice
Mark Chung - violin/voice
Florian Conzetti - percussion/voice
Diane Grubbe - flute/voice
Karen Hall - soprano/voice
Matt Ingalls - clarinet/voice
John Ingle - saxophone/voice
Christopher Jones - piano/voice
Hadley McCarroll - voice
Toyoji Tomita - trombone/voice
Erik Ulman - violin/voice

On this one year anniversary of his death, we dedicate tonight’s concert to the memory of our friend and sfSoundGroup bassist Matthew Sperry.

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