Gesture and Journey is a concert of extremes. Delgani begins with three gestural works from the 20th Century: Four Bagatelles by American composer Alan Hohvaness whose lyricism is often reminiscent
Gesture and Journey is a concert of extremes. Delgani begins with three gestural works from the 20th Century: Four Bagatelles by American composer Alan Hohvaness whose lyricism is often reminiscent of east-Asian and eastern-European folk melodies, Stravinsky’s Three Pieces, a trio of stylistically eclectic miniatures, which features minimalist, ecclesiastical, and folk-like melodies, and Webern’s economical Five Pieces, written with diverse techniques including pizzicato, col legno (using the wood of the bow), and ponticello (playing on the bridge).
After intermission, sink your ears into Schubert’s expansive cello quintet. Written just two months before his early death, this piece features conversational themes between the two violins and the two cellos, as well as a reflective second movement. This piece will transport the listeners on a journey, offering the time and space to reflect upon the events of the year.
Ticket holders will be able to watch the program live on either Sunday or Tuesday. In addition, four pre-concert lecture videos and two guest artist interviews will drop in the two weeks leading up to the livestreamed performances.
Sunday January 24 @ 3 pm PST
Tuesday January 26 @ 7:30 pm PST
Available to all ticket holders at www.delgani.org/live/
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm