Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

Music from Yellow Barn: Madness and Betrayal

February 28, 2015
7:30 pm

The Nasher Sculpture Center’s fifth anniversary season of the critically acclaimed Soundings music series continues under the artistic direction of Seth Knopp with three upcoming concerts on Saturday, February 28, 2015, Friday, April 24, 2015 and Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Individual tickets will be available for purchase on the first Tuesday of the month prior to each concert. Tickets for the February 28 concert are on sale now.

Music from Yellow Barn: Madness and Betrayal

Brett Dean’s String Quartet No.2 (“And once I played Ophelia”) and Arnold Schoenberg’s 2nd String Quartet, with works by Robert Schumann

Works for string quartet and soprano form the cornerstone of this Soundings program with composer and violist Brett Dean, violinists Anthony Marwood and Magnus Johnston, cellist Fernando Arias, and soprano Tiffany DuMouchelle. Apart from the superficial pairing of two like-ensembles, these works both wrestle with the most difficult of human circumstance; betrayal, madness and suicide. Brett Dean’s examination of the plight of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Schoenberg’s expression of his own painful biography in the composition of his 2nd string quartet, introduce elements of objectivity and subjectivity in how we create and experience art.


Soundings: New Music at the Nasher is supported by Charles and Jessie Price and Kay and Elliot Cattarulla.
Additional support is provided by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger.