Benedict Mason / Frédéric Pattar / Karlheinz Stockhausen / Lucia Ronchetti Trombone and String Quartet, Nachtkreis-Fragment, Hombre de mucha gravedad ...

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Opulent musical theater brings sound to life on stage, a stage either imaginary or real, with a brass instrument cast in a key role for Benedict Mason’s Trombone and String Quartet, and fascinating virtuoso movements in his second String Quartet. A white shadow in the night for Nachtkreis-Fragment by Frédéric Pattar has dialogue and discord on stage. And visual inspiration for Hombre de mucha gravedad by Lucia Ronchetti inspired by the famous Velásquez painting, Las Meninas. Menschen Hört by Karlheinz Stockhausen, the last scene from Mittwoch in his grand scale opera, Licht, has a sextet of voices dramatically positioned around the audience.