Chris Burns and Miranda Cuckson

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Harper Hall, Music Drama Center

Luigi Nono's La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura is a richly layered and deeply moving work dramatizing a journey, as both violinist and electronic sound wander throughout the performance space. Miranda Cuckson and Christopher Burns' sensitive and detailed interpretation of the music combines extensive experience (Burns is the only American interpreter of the piece with a decade-plus record of performances) with new discoveries in performance practice (Cuckson is the first violinist to realize Nono's instructions regarding the combination of singing and playing in the second and third sections of the work). Their recording of the work (available from Urlicht Audiovisual) was named as a "Best Classical Recording of 2012" and described as "powerful, strikingly raw... [a] thoughtful, thrilling recording" by the New York Times.

A discussion moderated by Prof. Erica Scheinberg will begin the concert, which will then be followed by a complete performance of the approximately 50-minute work.

Read a review of a recent performance by Miranda Cuckson!

Additional events:

Christpher Burns, composition class
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 11:10 a.m.
Colman Hall, Room 138

Miranda Cuckson, violin masterclass
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 11:10 a.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

 

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