(note late start time)
Presented with Western Front New Music.
You know Edvard Munch’s Expressionist masterpiece The Scream? Well, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire shows us what Expressionism sounds like.
100 years to the day that Pierrot Lunaire premiered, Music on Main produces a cabaret that shines a light on the masterpiece that changed the course of vocal music forever.
Singer, visual artist and improviser Carol Sawyer joins composer/pianist Lisa Cay Miller for a seriously fun journey from 1910s Berlin Cabaret song through to today’s craziest vocal sounds. Then after drinks and intermission, Robyn Driedger-Klassen takes on the role of Pierrot, tapping into the internal psychodrama of ever-changing, turbulent times.
Pierrot Lunaire brings to life the strange poetry of Albert Giraud. Surrounded by a cabaret-like musical ensemble, the character of Pierrot constantly transforms, from female to male, from rational to irrational, from sober to ecstatic.
100 years after its creation, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire continues to challenge and confound, shock and delight.
Discover for yourself why it’s a cornerstone of 20th Century art that all art lovers want to know.
• Carol Sawyer (vocalist)
• Lisa Cay Miller (piano)
• Robyn Driedger-Klassen (soprano) as Pierrot
• Marguerite Witvoet (conductor)
• The Music on Main All-Star Band
Mark McGregor (flute), Cris Inguanti (clarinet), David Gillham (violin), Marcus Takizawa (viola), Ariel Barnes (cello), Corey Hamm (piano)
Cabaret Songs & Improvisations
with Carol Sawyer (vocalist) & Lisa Cay Miller (pianist)
Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire Op.21
“Three times Seven Poems from Albert Giraud’s ‘Pierrot Lunaire’”
with Robyn Driedger-Klassen,soprano; the Music on Main All-Star Band & Marguerite Witvoet, conductor
303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver
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Bar opens at 8:00 pm
Concert starts at 9:00 pm
All ages welcome
Single Tickets: $35 ($15 for students)
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The Pierrot Project
Join in a city-wide celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. Many of Vancouver’s finest musicians are coming together for performances throughout the region.
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