Symphony Space to Present AN EVENING WITH PENDERECKI, 10/25
On Friday, October 25 (7:30 pm), Krzysztof Penderecki, "Poland's greatest living composer" (The Guardian) graces the stage of Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia for a live event hosted byHelga Davis, contributing host on Q2 Music, WQXR's online station devoted to contemporary classical music. The event is presented as part of Symphony Space's In the Salon series, in partnership with Q2 Music and the Polish Cultural Institute New York, with support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Tickets are $32; $27 for members, $20 for 30 and under (with valid ID), available through www.symphonyspace.org. The event will be streamed live on Q2 Music at www.wqxr.org/q2music.
Symphony Space's In the Salon series enriches musical performances by top-notch artists with informative talks and artist chats. The program consists of Penderecki's String Quartet No. 3, performed by the Penderecki String Quartet from Canada; Sextette, played by Ensemble Pi; Cadenza, played by violist Matthew Lipman; and Capriccio, performed by cellist Jay Campbell; and Quartet for clarinet and strings, with musicians from the Yale School of Music, where Penderecki taught during the 1970s. The Yale musicians are: Nathan Lesser, violin; Colin Brookes, viola; Alan Ohkubo, cello; and Eric Anderson, clarinet. In between pieces, the composer will chat with Davis about his musical journey and current work. The result is a rare in-depth encounter with one of Europe's most influential and honored composers.