Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Blvd Cleveland, Ohio 44106
This powerful concert navigates an existential voyage from profound darkness to brilliant light. Thomas Adès’ Darknesse Visible for solo piano explores the bleakest depths of human suffering as it reflects upon a heartrendingly tragic lament by 16th century composer John Dowland. Next, Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet—by turns restrained and explosive, meditative and ferocious—covers a gamut of vivid contrasts. The concert ends with the blazing luminescence of Beethoven’s radiant Septet for winds and strings.
Thomas Adès, Darknesse Visible for Solo Piano
Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Quintet, Op. 57
Ludwig van Beethoven, Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
Amy Schwartz Moretti