Gnarly blues and blistering cross-rhythms launch the 2023-24 season at full-speed with Filter for solo violin by the genre-bending Haitian-American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. The luxuriant Shining Gate of Morpheus for horn and strings by Eleanor Alberga, a British composer of Jamaican descent, compliments a world premiere for flute, oboe, and clarinet by longtime Radius collaborator and Boston local Curtis Hughes. Igor Stravinsky’s own trio arrangement of L’Histoire du Soldat, a neo-classical Parable, brings the concert to a close. L’Histoire du Soldat is the Faustian tale of a soldier who makes a fateful trade with the Devil: his violin for a book that can predict the future.
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN – Filter for solo violin (2006)
CURTIS HUGHES – New Work for flute, oboe and clarinet (2023) – WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSION
ELEANOR ALBERGA – Shining Gate of Morpheus for horn and strings (2021)
IGOR STRAVINSKY – Petite Suite (L’Histoire du Soldat) for clarinet, violin, piano plus narrator (1919)