The String Orchestra of Brooklyn plays
Herrmann, Takemitsu, Penderecki, and Bunch, Saturday, December 11 at 8:00pm
The SOB's fourth season continues on December 11 with a program of string works written in the last 50 years.
Saturday, December 11, 8pm
St. Ann + the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague St., Brooklyn Heights
The 3 Film Scores of Toru Takemitsu are taken from three of his collaborations with the director Hiroshi Teshigahara, including Jose Torres, a documentary about a Puerto Rican boxer in New York City; Black Rain, which follows the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima; and The Face of Another, a sci-fi drama about a man who reenters his own life after plastic surgeons give him a new identity. The Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki's deeply moving Chaconne (subtitled "Polish Requiem") was written in 2005 to mark the passing of his fellow countryman Pope John Paul II. Kenji Bunch's Nocturne was written in 1995, but recalls the sound world of the early twentieth century, with a richly layered string sound reminiscent of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht or the film scores of Bernard Herrmann, whose music is represented on our concert by perhaps his most well known piece, the music for Hitchcock's groundbreaking psychological thriller Psycho.
As always, the concert will be followed by a free reception that will give you a chance to mingle with the musicians with a glass of wine and homemade foodstuffs.
We hope to see you there!