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Michigan Chamber Players

“Stravinsky by the Numbers”

  1. Sunday March 17 4:00pm
Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall

Igor Stravinsky is celebrated as one of the most influential composers of all time and a trio of his ballets (Firebird, Petrouchka, Rite of Spring) changed the course of music in the twentieth century. Between these musical monuments, he tinkered with his compositional process in delightfully experimental chamber works. Professor of bassoon Jeffrey Lyman and 20 of his SMTD colleagues offer a program of these miniature masterpieces for voices and instruments from one, two, four, up to eight players. From early works like the Three Pieces for Clarinet and the Three Pieces for String Quartet through his very last composition The Owl & the Pussycat, you'll get a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of Stravinsky's creative process.

Performers include Danielle Belen and Matt Albert, violin; Joachim Angster, viola; Leo Singer, cello; Amy I-Lin Cheng, Christian Mattias Mecca, Kathryn Goodson, piano; Amy Porter, flute; William King, Garret Jones, Elisha Willinger, clarinet; Jeffrey Lyman, Maddy Wildman, bassoon; Amanda Ross, Michelle Riechers, trumpet; David Jackson, Christopher Hernacki, trombone; Carmen Pelton, Elise Eden, soprano; Freda Herseth, contralto; and Stephen West, baritone.

Free - no tickets required