Seattle Modern Orchestra: Musical Commentaries

A concert of Music on Music! The best way a composer can pay tribute, comment on, or criticize a piece is to write another piece of music in response. SMO will present three composers that have entered in dialogue with another work: Earle Brown’s Tracking Pierrot (1992), a tribute to Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21; UW faculty member Joël-François Durand’s Tombeau de Rameau II for solo piano (2013), a deformation/expansion of Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts, featuring pianist Cristina Valdes; and Franco Donatoni’s Tema, in which he pushes further a work of his own, Ruisseau dans l’escalier.