Memento Mori: life is fleeting and transformation to another state is inevitable. A frequent theme of European religious art from the medieval to the Victorian eras, memento mori is the underlying concept behind a series of new works for solo viola. This concert features Dal Niente violist Ammie Brod joined by vocalist Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and clarinetist Alejandro T. Acierto, performing newly composed pieces by Alejandro Acierto, Lisa Atkinson, Jacob Sudol, and LJ White as well as Katherine Pukinskis' Quiet Threnody (2015).
Program (* denotes World Premiere):
Katherine Pukinskis, Quiet Threnody for solo viola
LJ White, Look After You for solo viola (Chicago Premiere)
Lisa Atkinson,* (te) salve for solo viola
Alejandro T. Acierto,* Here, where we continually arrive for viola and electronics
Jacob Sudol,* after parting – 在離去之後 for viola, voice, clarinet, electronics