Close Encounters With Music (The Berkshires)




The PRISM Quartet’s popular program, Hit Parade, features a cross-section of traditional and contemporary music. New works reflect the enormous range of cultural and aesthetic influences on today’s composers. Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for its ability to “move effortlessly between styles,” the program includes two stunningly beautiful sets of adaptations: Schumann Bouquet, selections from Robert Schumann’s Album for the Young, arranged for the PRISM Quartet by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom; and selected movements from Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino’s Pagine (Pages), a book of adaptations of works by J. S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, George Gershwin, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, and more.



Bop (2004) by Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)

Schumann Bouquet by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), arr. 2015 by William Bolcom (b. 1938)
I. Lieber Mai (The beautiful month of May)
II. Knecht Ruprecht (The bogeyman)
V. Sehr langsam (Very slow)
VI. Lied italienischer Marinari (Song of the Italian boatmen)

Reflections (2021)  by Melissa Aldana
I. Resumen de Otono
IV. Con La Primavera

KEEN (2004) by Roshanne Etezady (b. 1973)

Pagine (Pages, 1998) by Salvatore Sciarrino (b. 1947)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Kyrie (Gott Vater in Ewigkeit)
Johann Sebastian Bach Fughetta (super Diess sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot)
George Gershwin (1898–1937) Who cares?
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata L. 215

Steamboat (2014) by Michael Daugherty (b. 1954)

Send in the Clowns (1973, from A Little Night Music) Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930) arr. 2019 by Matthew Levy (b. 1963)

Pueblito Viejo by Jose Alejandro Morales (1913-1978), arr. by Alvaro Rojas

Paqueta by Roberto Saghini

TurnPark Art Space
2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge, MA 01266

September 18, 2021
5 PM

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