October 18 - May 3, 2018
The eighth season of the Nasher Sculpture Center’s convert series Soundings: New Music at the Nasher. For more information and for tickets, please go here.
Performance: October 18, 2017 | 7:30–9 pm
Paddle to the Sea (World Premiere): Providing a live “soundtrack” to the film, Paddle to the Sea, Third Coast Percussion performs works inspired by impressions of water and the natural world by Philip Glass, Jacob Druckman, traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, and music of its own, creating a performance that flows seamlessly throughout the course of the film.
Performance: January 13, 2018 | 7:30–9 pm
Bach’s Musical Offering: The Musical Offering, Johann Sebastian Bach’s miraculous monument of polyphony, is performed in its entirety and interspersed with Chinese-American composer Lei Liang’s Garden Eight, musical interludes that pay tribute to the Ming Dynasty Yuen Yeh, the earliest and the most exquisite Chinese horticulture treatise.
Performance: March 1, 2018 | 7:30–9 pm
Beowulf: Vocalist, harper, and scholar Benjamin Bagby, brings us the chilling, magical power wielded by the untitled Anglo-Saxon epic poem known as Beowulf in a performance that has been called a “double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Performance: May 3, 2018 | 7:30–9 pm
Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin: Each of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas are represented interspersed with works for solo violin by Steve Reich (b. 1936), Kija Saariaho (b. 1952), Esa-Pekka Salonen (b. 1958), and Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), in performances by violinist, Alexi Kenney (b. 1994), recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
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