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Lost in Translation

Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

$10.00 – $40.00
Lost in Translation Event

Lost in Translation is our exploration of vocal music transcribed for instrumental ensemble. Cleveland Orchestra English hornist Robert Walters will join NEXUS Chamber Music in a pair of new arrangements for English horn and string quartet: Augusta Read Thomas’ new work Stardust, in its Chicago premiere, and a new arrangement of Gustave Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer by Cliff Colnot and Stefan Hersh.

Stardust is based on four poems written by Emily Dickinson. The distinguished American poet David Yezzi will take the stage to recite the Dickinson poems, and will also share his insights into Mahler’s texts for his Songs of a Wayfarer. Stay after the performance for a discussion of the texts and a Q&A with Augusta Read Thomas and David Yezzi.

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Gustave Mahler (1860-1911): Songs of a Wayfarer
(arr. for English horn and string quartet by Cliff Colnot and Stefan Hersh 2021)

When My Sweetheart is Married
I Went This Morning Over the Field
I Have a Gleaming Knife
The Two Blue Eyes of My Beloved

Robert Walters, English horn; Brian Hong, violin; Rannveig Marta Sarc, violin; Chloe Thominet, viola; Alexander Hersh, cello

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886): Four Poems

Snow Flakes. (36)
“Hope” is the thing with Feathers (254)
The Sea of Sunset (266)
Tell all the truth but tell it slant (1129)

David Yezzi, orator

Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964): Stardust for English horn and string quartet

Robert Walters, English horn; Brian Hong, violin; Rannveig Marta Sarc, violin; Chloe Thominet, viola; Alexander Hersh, cello

Interactive Discussion with David Yezzi, Augusta Read Thomas and the other artists

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
$10.00 – $40.00
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Guarneri Hall
11 East Adams, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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