Music From Marin Chamber Players Presents What's All the Fuss About?

October 24th, 2016 - 12:04pm

Paul Smith, director

A Benefit Concert for Contemporary Opera Marin

With the disintegration of much of European society during and immediately following World War II, a new breed of composer explored soundscapes previously unimagined. Extremely controversial at the time, the lasting beauty of these works becomes ever more apparent. Music by the four greatest masters of this period (Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Mauricio Kagel) is performed, as well as works by two leading lights of the next generation, Judith Weir and HK Gruber. 

Emeritus faculty member Paul Smith leads the audience through an exploration of representative works by these six uniquely gifted composers assisted by Emeritus faculty member and violinist Tara Flandreau and College of Marin graduate, baritone Louis Weiner

November 5, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Lefort Recital Hall / PA72
Performing Arts Building
COM Kentfield Campus

November 6, 2016 – 7 pm

The Dance Palace, 503 B Street
Point Reyes Station


Judith Weir - Roll off the Ragged Rocks of Sin

Pierre Boulez - Notations

HK Gruber - Two songs

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Piano Piece XVI

Judith Weir - Ständchen

Olivier Messiaen - Kiss of the Infant Jesus from Vingt Regardes

Mauricio Kagel - Six pieces from Rrrrrrr…