Inscape Chamber Orchestra presents: “The Quiet One”
Time & Location
About the Event
Sunday, November 7, 2021
2:00 PM – VIP “Cocktails & Conversations” in the Kay Gallery for Members
3:00 PM – Performance in the BlackBox Theater
Inscape Chamber Ensemble presents:
The Quiet One
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.org
THE QUIET ONE
Score by: Ulysses Kay
The 1948 film, The Quiet One, tells the story of a lonely young boy growing up in Harlem. Using a semi-documentary technique, the filmmakers realistically capture the hostile environment which leads the boy to delinquency. The youth is sent to Wiltwyck School for rehabilitation, where a psychiatrist and counselor try to break through the wall of silence which the boy uses to hide his fear and bitterness.
"The Quiet One" was Ulysses Kay's first film score, written in 1948. Running 50 minutes, Kay also created a "Suite from 'The Quiet One'" running 16 minutes, that was first premiered on November 19, 1948, at Times Hall, performed by the New York Little Symphony, conducted by the composer. For the "Suite," Kay created four movements that capture particular moments in the film: "Joys and Fears," "Street Wanderings," "Interlude," and "Crisis."
The Suite was also performed at Saratoga Springs, played by the Yaddo Music Group Chamber Orchestra, Dean Dixon conducting, in September, 1949. Noel Strauss, reporting in the New York Times, wrote: "this was motion-picture music of such marked significance and worth, such vividness and subtlety in conveying varied emotions and also so deftly orchestrated that it must go on record as one of the highlights of the festival."
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