The Dvořák Serenade for Winds, as well as two percussion pieces composed by John Cage, were performed July 1st in yet another immensely enjoyable chamber music concert.
The first Cage piece, Credo in Us, incorporated the radio, blasting various sound clips ranging from current popular music to a French broadcast, as well as piano in accompaniment to the intensive percussion.
Third Construction was a cacophony of rising tension and driving force, a wonderful intermingling of various instruments.
In constrast, the Dvořák provided an exquisite lyrical blend between winds and strings. It was coheisve and harmonious, a truly great collaboration.
[ Kyle Reyes, Colin Frank, Jeremy Dyck, Rosalind Zhang – Cage, Credo in Us | Alex Petrenko, Jacob Mannion, Dave Burns, Aiyun Huang – Cage, Third Construction | Aiyun, Alex, Jacob, Dave | Hugo Lee, Natasha Sullivan, Mike Macaulay, Anna Norris, Kevin Harris, Hugo Rinfret, Nicolas Stephenson, James Tizzard, Olivier Brisson, Emily Lair, Slavko Popovic, Nicholas Kerr-Barr – Dvořák, Serenade for Winds Op. 44 | Kyle Reyes | Alex Petrenko | Jeremy Dyck&Radio | A lonely instrument left onstage by Nicholas Kerr-Barr | Colin Frank | Jeremy Dyck | Kyle Reyes | Anna Norris | Emily Lair ]