Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2pm at Bard College Conservatory of Music
Wuorinen Cello Variations II, Scherzo, and Fortune; Stravinsky Duo Concertante
Alan Kay, clarinet; Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Fred Sherry, cello; Tenfku Irfan, piano
Charles Wuorinen (1938-2020) was a powerful and original figure in music of the 20th and 21st centuries. His energetic and beautifully crafted compositions have been championed by some of the leading performers of his time including Peter Serkin, Paul Zukofsky, James Levine, Ursula Oppens, Fred Sherry, Michael Tilson Thomas, the Brentano Quartet, and Gunther Schuller.
Wuorinen was a private person whose sharp and witty commentary was appreciated by his colleagues, students, and friends. This program at Bard demonstrates his vitality and versatility, and the dedication of those musicians who perform his music.