Composer and musician HK Gruber takes center stage in this program: we hear his work, Frankenstein!!, and we also hear him in performance, first in a work by Kurt Weill and then in his own piece.
Weill, Mozart, Gruber
Kurt Weill: “Song von Mandelay” from Happy End (1929) and “Die Ballade von der Höllen-lili”
HK Gruber, chansonnier; Kirill Gerstein, piano
Mozart: Horn Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 407
Stefan Dohr, horn; Paul Huang, violin; CarlaMaria Rodrigues & Brett Dean, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello
HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!, a Pan-demonium for Baritone Chansonnier and Ensemble After Children’s Rhymes by H.C. Artmann
HK Gruber, chansonnier; Guillermo Figueroa, conductor; L.P. How & Daniel Jordan, violin; Theresa Rudolph, viola; Joseph Johnson, cello; Mark Tatum, double bass; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Laura Ardan, clarinet; Christopher Millard, bassoon; Philip Myers, horn; Matthew Ernst, trumpet; Daniel Druckman, percussion; Jacob Greenberg, piano