SC Philharmonic Presents "Soundscapes," Featuring Radiohead String Orchestra Composition
Saturday, January 14, 2012 11:50 AM by Meredith Almond
Midlands audiences know the work of guest cellist Edward Arron (right) as soloist with, and artistic director of, the Columbia Museum of Art's Wadsworth Chamber Music Series. Guest violinist Yosuke Kawasaki, another Wadsworth Series veteran, joins Arron to collaborate for the first time with the SCP and Music Director Morihiko Nakahara.
'Since moving to Columbia three years ago, I have been constantly inspired by the rich cultural scene and both the local and visiting musicians whose artistry and dedication enrich us all,' says Nakahara. He works with two such visiting musicians as Arron and Kawasaki (left) team up for the Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello.
But a string orchestra composition from a source more known for his work with guitar strings starts the evening. Radiohead lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood also composes, and Radiohead fan Nakahara is eager to introduce Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver to Columbia. The work was reincarnated on the soundtrack to Academy- and Golden Globe-Award nominated film There Will Be Blood. Greenwood's work earned him a Grammy nomination for "Best Score Soundtrack."
Two works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius round out the sonic journey: his Valse triste and his Third Symphony. Sibelius' works evoke the rich landscape, weather, birds and cultural traditions of his native country, and make for a perfect end to the concert.
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