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Michigan Chamber Players: Stravinsky by the Numbers

  • University of Michigan 1100 Baits Drive Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)

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 twenty of his SMTD colleagues offer a program of these miniature masterpieces for voices and instruments from 1, 2, 4, up to 8 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, Matthew Wildman, bassoon
Amanda Ross, Michelle Riechers, trumpet
David Jackson, Christopher Hernacki, trombone
Carmen Pelton, Elise Eden, soprano
Freda Herseth, contralto
Stephen West, baritone