Sat, Oct 08|
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
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.
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2022, 8:00 PM
Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
About the Event
Duration of the entire performance is 90 minutes with a brief intermission
Description: Inscape returns to Blackrock to perform four works, including Prof. Linda Dusman's Mother of Exiles written for Inscape in 2019 and heard now in a new revision by the composer. Quoting lullabies from Syria, Nigeria, and the Andes region, the work questions how disparate voices might still join together to form that American hope of a more perfect union. Also on the program are two new works written for Inscape by composers Zach Gulaboff Davis and Patrick Andrew Thompson that explore the virtuosity and color of the ensemble in their new works Cascade and and into the fire.
The program concludes with the much awaited world premiere performance of David Plylar's masterful transcription of Igor Stravinsky's Petrushka. Completed in 2015 and released directly to an album in 2016, this transcription of the full ballet vividly captures three puppets brought to life during the Shrovetide Fair.
Program: Patrick Andrew Thompson: and into the fire (world premiere) Linda Dusman: Mother of Exiles Zach Gulaboff Davis: Cascade (world premiere) Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (trans. David Plylar)
About Inscape: "...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 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 thirty 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 regularly performs at premiere Washington DC venues such as the National Gallery of Art, Strathmore Music Center, and the Kennedy Center. In recent seasons, Inscape has appeared on concert series in New York, California, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Delaware.
To learn more, visit: www.inscape.org