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Transfigured Nights

Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”


Realismos mágicos for Solo Marimba


Verklarte Nacht for Piano Trio (trans. Steuermann)


Symphony No. 15 for Piano Trio and Percussion (trans. Derevianko)


Performance Information

Four master soloists explore the magic of transcription.

Four transcendent musicians—each an in-demand soloist on the international scene—explore a fascinating program anchored by works that have been “transfigured” through the act of transcription. The centerpiece of the evening is Edward Steuermann’s famous transcription of Schoenberg’s early masterwork (originally written for string sextet), Verklärte Nacht (‘Transfigured Night’). In another highlight, Scottish percussion virtuoso Colin Currie performs a work commissioned for him: Rolf Wallin’s Realismos Magicos for Solo Marimba, inspired by the magic-realist stories of Colombian Nobel Prize–winning author Gabriel García Márquez.

with Douglas Perkins & Michael Werner, percussion

Alisa Weilerstein also appears this season with the Czech Philharmonic on October 29.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Susan S. Angell, and is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

One of 30+ World in Our City mainstage performances this season, this performance is made possible through the support of Jennifer and Brian Coulter.

Joni Smith, Counsellor Scottish Government, North America, is the honorary patron of this engagement.