Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Photo: Ensemble Signal playing the music of Steve Reich
Photo by Stephanie BergerEnsemble Signal playing the music of Steve Reich
Photo by Stephanie Berger

Coolidge Auditorium

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Our season opens with an extraordinary evening of chamber works by a pioneering composer whose music has profoundly influenced composers and musicians worldwide. The Library and Washington Performing Arts join forces to present this special concert featuring the East Coast premiere of Runner, for winds, percussion, strings, and two pianos. Brad Lubman conducts the fearless supergroup Ensemble Signal, which has enjoyed a long and cordial relationship with the composer.

REICH

Clapping Music
Quartet
Double Sextet
Pulse
Runner
(Regional premiere)

Co-commissioned by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ensemble Signal, Cal Performances, Ensemble Modern, and Washington Performing Arts, with the support of the Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund.

NIGHTCAP POST-CONCERT CONVERSATION
with the Composer and Jenny Bilfield, President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts