John K. Russell

Conductor // Tenor

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Heat Lightning with Renga and Red Fish Blue Fish

  • Conrad Prebys Concert Hall UCSD (map)

A century ago the musical world was in the thrall of the future—the cacophony of Stravinsky’s Rite, the sinuous and erotic lines of Debussy’s Jeux, the astringency of the maturing Schoenberg, the teeming symphonies of Mahler and their keening aura of melancholy. What was a veritable typhoon of new-ness then now seems to us more like the pale flashes of heat lightning, to evoke Robert Penn Warren’s poem. Steven Schick and Renga – an ensemble of friends and colleagues from UC San Diego, the San Diego Symphony and beyond – celebrates a time when the future was young with new arrangements of seminal works by Debussy and Schoenberg along with Schoenberg’s own famous arrangement of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Jessica Aszodi and John Russell, soloists

Earlier Event: November 10
Charpentier and the French Baroque