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Monday, March 26, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School
Jazz Encounters
Music as extreme action; music rooted in popular styles. Works by the wildly undervalued Stefan Wolpe, bouncing out of jazz and the Austro-German avantgarde, frame the program: his brilliant late quartet with trumpet and sax, and his astonishing mid-fifties oboe quartet. Jump to now, and we introduce Peter Ablinger, conjurer of secrets beneath the everyday, with a miniature piano concerto on the verge of silence and a homage to Charlie Parker on the verge of noise. Virtuoso clarinetist Gareth Davis is the soloist in the latter, and also in two pieces by the young East Coast composer Evan Johnson, one of them tracing a line on contrabass clarinet through “Stormy Weather.”
Stefan Wolpe Quartet for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano
Evan Johnson ground
United States Premiere
Peter Ablinger Parker Notch
United States Premiere
Peter Ablinger weiss/weisslich 4
Evan Johnson Supplement
Los Angeles Premiere
Stefan Wolpe Piece for Oboe, Cello, Percussion, and Piano
Eliot Gattegno saxophone
Nicholas Terry percussion
Vicki Ray piano
Gareth Davis clarinet
Donald Crockett conductor