Posted on October 13, 2009 by Dylan Anderson

With Kathleen Corcoran, Ardelle Reis, Paul Johnson, and Roger Admiral

Faith & Life Chapel
Friday, January 8th, 8:00 p.m.,

Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21 and Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs). This concert consists of starkly different yet complimentary works by the modernist composer Arnold Schoenberg: a collection of early cabaret songs, and the epochal melodrama Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21. The cabaret songs, composed for Berlin’s Uberbrettl cabaret, are tonal, tuneful, raucous and fun; Pierrot Lunaire is Schoenberg’s well-known masterpiece, a mercurial assemblage of 21 songs for a mixed ensemble and a reciter/singer that are at times light and quirky, at times dark and uncompromisingly modern.

The performance features members of the Augustana music faculty – Kathleen Corcoran, soprano; Ardelle Ries, Sprechstimme; Paul Johnson, performer; Roger Admiral, piano; and Alex Carpenter, lecturer – along with musicians from the Faculty of Music of the University of Alberta, Edmonton campus: Bill Damur, flute and piccolo; Guillaume Tardif, violin; Allison Storochuk, clarinet and bass clarinet; and Julie Amundsen, cello.

Tickets: $15 (adults); $10 (students/seniors). Available in advance at the Augustana Bookstore and Candler Art Gallery. [Augustana and Conservatory students are admitted free of charge with proper I.D.]. R.A.R.E.

This concert will also be performed on Saturday, January 9th at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, as part of the Music at Con Hall series. Tickets: $20 (adults); $15 (seniors); $10 (students). For tickets and information, please call 780-492-4212.

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