Chamber works that include double bass from this century and last.
Darmstadt: The Road to Modernity—Entre-deux-guerres
Between the great wars, composers found new avenues of experimentation and influences for their music, including the jazz they were hearing in the cafés and concert halls in Paris and New York. The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, presented by LiveConnections, partners with acclaimed jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale in the intimate atmosphere of World Cafe Live. The program features the world premiere performance of a new vocal work by Curtis ArtistYear Fellow Gabriella Smith (’13) and the mellifluous songs of Michele Legrand, as well as seminal works by Gershwin, Milhaud, and Varèse.
- Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (William Langlie-Miletich, double bass)
- Milhaud – La création du monde Op 81a (Samuel Casseday, double bass)
- Smith – New work (William Langlie-Miletich, double bass)