The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series and Walker Art Center Present Jherek Bischoff: COMPOSED Tonight
Tonight, October 18 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series and the Walker Art Center present Jherek Bischoff: Composed, in collaboration with Minnesota Public Radio.
"Seattle phenom" (The New Yorker) and "pop polymath" (The New York Times) Jherek Bischoff will be joined by an all-star cast of guest vocalists and instrumentalists including celebrated Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche, Icelandic folk chanteuse Ólöf Arnalds (múm), Poliça's beguiling lead singer Channy Leaneagh, Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier, and SPCO musicians in a concert that will blend high and low, contemporary classical pieces and new contributions to the American songbook.
Roughly half of the program will be the featured vocalists interpreting works from Bischoff's album Composed, and the other half will be Bischoff's interpretations of works by the featured vocalists.
About the program Bischoff commented, "As with all of the vocalists I have collaborated with, I was struck deeply by the voices of the singers for this concert. I came across each of them organically and I knew immediately that if ever there was the chance, I would love to work with them. I am extremely excited to have been given this opportunity by Liquid Music and The Walker Art Center to create a one-time-only evening of intimate music with these spectacular artists, and my great drumming animal friend Greg Saunier."
Kate Nordstrum, Liquid Music series curator commented, "Jherek's love for making music with artists as passionate and unique as he is creates a celebratory performance atmosphere for Composed. Sondre Lerche, Ólöf Arnalds, Channy Leaneagh and Greg Saunier - singular pop/folk stars from very different spheres of influence - have never taken the stage together before but are spurred on by Jherek's inspired vision and contagious enthusiasm. Musicians of the SPCO will also participate in a night of music that is certain to be surprising and rich with beauty."
Jherek Bischoff, Sondre Lerche, Ólöf Arnalds, Channy Leaneagh and Greg Saunier
Date and location:
Tonight, October 18, 8:00pm
Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul
Single tickets: $25
Tickets to this event can be purchased through the SPCO as part of the Liquid Music series. For single tickets and all other tickets inquiries, contact the Fitzgerald Theater box office directly to avoid Ticketmaster fees or contact Ticketmaster outlets online or by phone at 1.800.982.2787.
Please note: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra does not perform on this program.
Liquid Music is a new concert series presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra that seeks to expand the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary-defying artists, and unique presentation formats. Liquid Music performances invite adventurous audiences of all ages to discover the new and the fascinating among the kaleidoscopic landscape of classical music today.
Walker Art Center
One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for presenting today's most compelling artists, as well as modern masters, including Andy Warhol, Matthew Barney, Jasper Johns, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Kara Walker. In addition to traveling exhibitions and its world-renowned collection, the Walker presents a broad array of contemporary music, dance, and theater, and the best in film from around the world and down the block. The Walker's 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the country's largest urban sculpture parks. At its center is the beloved Twin Cities landmark-the playful fountain-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry. The Garden features more than 40 works of art and the Cowles Conservatory.
Liquid Music press
"Best of Classical." - The New York Times (Fall Arts Preview 2012)
"A broad-ranging program of innovative new music by the hottest composers and musicians working today. This is as cool as classical music gets." - Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (Best New Music Series 2012)
"A line of challenging, forward-thinking performances... the series is a veritable who's who of avant-garde music today, featuring composers and performers known for pushing the boundaries of both music and art." - l'etoile