The Parting

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ticket Information

Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
Music of Remembrance
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Stephen Griggs
Description

Music of Remembrance is set to showcase composer Tom Cipullo and librettist David Mason’s new chamber opera “The Parting” on May 19, 2019 at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle.

The performance, which will kick off at 7:30 p.m. local time, will feature baritone Michael Mayes alongside mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook and soprano Laura Strickling. Erich Parce will direct and Alastair Willis will conduct. The program will also feature music by Lazlo Weiner, Sandor Vandor, and Sandor Kuti, all composers who died at the hands of Nazis during World War II.

Music of Remembrance’s instrumental ensemble features musicians from the Seattle Symphony.

The opera is set on May 19, 1944, the final evening at home for Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti and his wife Fanni. Understanding that they are likely headed to a labor camp, Radnóti contemplates the meaning of life.

 
 

Ensemble Name
Music of Remembrance
Musicians
Michael Mayes, Catherine Cook, Laura Strickling
Composers
Tom Cipullo, Lazlo Weiner, Sandor Vandor, Sandor Kuti
Program

Tom Cipullo and David Mason, The Parting (World Premiere)

Laszlo Weiner, Duo for violin and viola

Sandor Vandor, Air

Sandor Kuti: Serenade for String Trio


Venue
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Location
200 University Street
Seattle, WA
Phone
866.833.4747