Sun, Apr 03|
BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Richard Scerbo, INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra is pushing the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience.
Time & Location
Apr 03, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
About the Event
Inscape Chamber Orchestra returns to BlackRock Center for the Arts to perform three unique works spanning the European continent. Danish composer Carl Nielsen's Serenata in vano - a short work the composer termed a "humorous trifle" - opens the program. Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu's Nonet was written in the last year of his life. Sunny and exuberant, the work calls on nine players in a rich neoclassical style full of twists, turns, and rambunctious rhythm. The program concludes with Igor Stravinsky's Suite from The Soldier's Tale. Stravinsky wrote this iconic work while living in Switzerland in the aftermath of WWII. Originally a theater work, it tells the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited economic gain. At once precient, and timeless, Inscape performs a suite of short movements taken from the original theater work.
Carl Nielsen: Seranata in vano
Bohuslav Marinu: Nonet No. 2
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)
About Inscape Chamber Orchestra:
"...brilliant" - NEW YORK TIMES "...guts and musical sensitivity" - THE WASHINGTON POST "...aurally stunning" - ARCHIVMUSIC
Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Richard Scerbo, INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra is pushing the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience. With its flexible roster and unique brand of programming, this critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated group of high energy master musicians has quickly established itself as one of the premier performing ensembles in the Washington, DC region and beyond. Inscape has worked joyously and often with emerging American composers and has a commitment to presenting concerts featuring the music of our time. Since its inception, Inscape has commissioned and premiered over twenty new works. Inscape members regularly perform with the National, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Virginia, Richmond, and Delaware symphonies, the Washington Opera Orchestra, and are members of the premiere Washington service bands. Former Inscape performers are members of orchestras across the United States and abroad. Inscape’s roots can be traced to the University of Maryland School of Music when Scerbo and other music students collaborated at the Clarice Smith Center as the Philharmonia Ensemble. Inscape regularly performs at the National Gallery of Art, Strathmore Music Center, Kennedy Center and other local and national venues.