Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Feb 17 2017 7:30 PM

Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco

Peter Evans & Guest Improvisers, Ritwik Banerji, saxophone, Nava Dunkelman, percussion and India Cooke, violin

Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Stravinksy Interpolations with improvisor, trumpeter Peter Evans
4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Peter Evans facilitated by Steven Schick

Open to ticket-holders
6:45 pm Pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm CONCERT Peter Evans and Guest Improvisors

In a departure from the usual way of presenting Stravinsky’s iconic L’Histoire du Soldat, now approaching its centennial, we will replace the dramatic action and much of the original Ramuz text with improvised interpolations featuring trumpet virtuoso supreme, Peter Evans, who will lead an extraordinary group of Bay Area improvisers, including special guests Ritwik Banerji, Nava Dunkelman, and India Cooke. The result will be an Evans/Stravinsky mash-up in which two musics will speak to each other across a century—responding and resonating, cajoling and interrupting—in a conversation about the eternal issues of good and evil; war and peace.

Igor Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat (1918)
Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Richard Worn, bass; Jeff Anderle, clarinet; Dana Jessen, bassoon; Brad Hogarth, trumpet; Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone; Christopher Froh, percussion

Peter Evans Improvised Interpolations of L’Histoire du Soldat (2016)
Peter Evans, trumpet (soloist); Kyle Bruckmann, oboe; William Winant, percussion; Steve Schick, percussion; Ritwik Banerji, saxophone; Nava Dunkelman, percussion; India Cooke, violin


SCHEDULE
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Free and open to the public
4:00 – 4:30 pm Open Dress Rehearsal of Stravinksy Interpolations with improvisor, trumpeter Peter Evans
4:30 – 5:30 pm Composer Talk with Peter Evans facilitated by Steven Schick

Open to ticket-holders
6:45 pm Pre-concert discussion with Steven Schick and musicians
7:30 pm CONCERT Peter Evans and Guest Improvisors

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Cost: $35/$15 students
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Fred Frith and Nava Dunkelman