KINETIC: the conductorless ensemble presents Illuminations
Houston’s own conductorless ensemble KINETIC kicks off their 2016/17 season with Illuminations, a program exploring transcendental themes on hope and light. Joined by Canadian soprano, Alexandra Smither, the season opener features Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations for soprano and strings and Arnold Schoenberg’s sextet masterpiece in its orchestra version, Verklärte Nacht (“Transfigured Night”). In addition, opening the program is a World Premiere by Karim Al-Zand (Artistic Director, Musiqa) titled Luctus Profugis, a deeply personal work that laments over the timely refugee crisis in Europe.
- Karim Al-Zand: Luctus Profugis (World Premiere)
- Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations (featuring Alexandra Smither, soprano)
- Benjamin Britten: Three Divertimenti for String Quartet
- Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (“Transfigured Night”)