Contemporary Directions Ensemble
- Friday November 30 8:00pm
Oriol Sans, director
Patricia Hall, guest speaker
“The Most Beautiful Time of Life” and pre-piece comments by Professor Patricia Hall will be live-streamed at 8:00 PM here: https://smtd.umich.edu/performances-events/live-stream-hankinson/
The CDE will start with the musical findings of SMTD theory Professor Patricia Hall’s research at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. It will be the first public performance of this arrangement of Die Schoenste Zeit des Lebens (The Most Beautiful Time of Life) outside the fences of the camp. The concert will continue with two works that reflect on humanity and the afterlife, Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concordanza and recently passed Oliver Knussen’s last work, O Hotogisu! Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble will join the ensemble for the U.S. premiere of George Lewis’s P. Multitudinis.
PROGRAM: Grothe- Die Schoenste Zeit des Lebens; Gubaidulina- Concordanza; Knussen- O Hotogisu!; Lewis- P. Multitudinis
Free - no tickets required