This concert is a part of a tour in preparation for the recording of a full length album titled: Wagner’s Nightmare. What does that entail, you ask? This project is a reckoning with classical music’s crazy uncle. He’s a lot of fun, but also a problem at the dinner table. So we, a violist and pianist who by rights don’t really get to play Wagner, are going on a journey, a Wagnerfarht, if you will, to tease, study, and generally revel in our crazy uncle and his animus by exploring the things he didn’t like. We talk about those dislikes, we write about them, we podcast and make witty social media posts about them, and above all, we play music pertaining to those subjects. All of this will culminate in an album of music over which our uncle would lose a lot of sleep. So here we have it. We hope you'll join us to be a part of Wagner’s Nightmare!
Hermann Ritter Concert-Phantasie No. 1 for Viola Alta and Piano, Op. 35, arr. Orsen
Franz Liszt Romance Oublieé for Viola Alta and Piano, S. 527, (arr. Liszt 1881)
Friedrich Nietzsche Aus der Jungendzeit (1862), Friedrich Rückert
(1844-1900) Es Winkt und Neigt Sich (1864), poet unkown
Erik Satie Excerpts from Sports et Divertissement (arr. Orsen/Colombat)
Felix Mendelssohn Viola Sonata in C minor, MWV Q 14
(1809-1847) 1. Allegro
3. Theme and Variations
Richard Wagner Träume, from Wesendonck Lieder WWV 91, (1858), arr. Primrose
Limited in-person seats: $25 / $10 full-time students with valid ID
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required at door
In -person attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active for one week.