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Karen Clark sings Pierrot Lunaire – March 28, 2014

Alban Berg Vier Stucke for clarinet and piano, Op. 5Johannes Brahms Op. 94 Nos 3 & 4 and Op. 106 Nos 3 & 4Alexander Zemlinsky 6 Gesänge (Poems by Maeterlinck), Op. 13Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21Please come early and join us for a pre-concert talk by Professor Emeritus Will Johnson at 7:30pm.In this evening of chamber music, contralto Karen Clark joins with highly esteemed colleagues for a journey into the spirit, structure, and sprechstimme of Arnold Schoenbergs masterpiece melodrama, Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21. Karen Clarks “rich intensity,” and “majestic,” and “hauntingly beautiful” voice have been lauded by major journals, such as, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The first half of the program highlights the influences and friendships between Schoenberg, Johannes Brahms, Alexander Zemlinsky, and Alban Berg and features lieder of Brahms, and Zemlisky, and Bergs Vier Stucke for clarinet and piano, Op. 5. Please attend the 7:30pm pre-concert lecture presented by Professor Emeritus Will Johnson. Youll be glad you attended!