Friday, May 18, 2018: 7 PM

Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – PART 1

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
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Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – PART 1
Featuring World Premieres of works for solo viola, and viola and piano

Martha Horst – Hammer, for viola and piano
Jared Redmond – Tongues of Angels for solo viola AND viola and piano
Carl Schimmel – Contemplation on Vanessa in the Boneset, for viola and piano
Ramteen Sazagari – Counterpane for amplified solo viola
Laura Elise Schwendinger – Three Movements for solo viola
Mark Winges – The Contemplation of Unknown Islands, for viola and piano

Kurt Rohde, viola
Jared Redmond, piano

A multi-year commissioning project, that is modeled after Cher’s decades long Farewell Tours, Kurt Rohde’s Farewell Tour – Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 commissions new works by the most gifted composers that Rohde feels are underrepresented and deserve a wider audience, while also broadening the repertoire for viola. His project’s anticipated year of completion is 2028, at which time he will retire from playing in performance and donate his instrument to some talented whipper-snapper who wants to play viola.