Seattle Modern Orchestra: A Celebration of Robert Aitken

7:30 PM Pre-concert conversation with guest artist Robert Aitken and co-artistic director Jérémy Jolley

Robert Aitken: My Song for 2 flutes
Robert Aitken: Lalita for solo flute and ensemble
Toru Takemitsu: Bryce for flute, 2 harps, marimba, & percussion
Iannis Xenakis: Phlegra for 11 instruments
Brian Cherney: Die Klingende Zeit

This concert stars legendary flutist, composer, and conductor Robert Aitken. Instrumental in developing the playing of the modern flute, Aitken has worked with numerous composers such John Cage, George Crumb, Elliott Carter, Toru Takemitsu, and Iannis Xenakis, to name a few. In this unique collaboration with SMO, Aitken will be playing some of his own music and Toru Takemitsu’s Bryce, and conducting works by Iannis Xenakis and Canadian composer Brian Cherney.