Modeled after Cher’s decades long Farewell Tours, violist and composer Kurt Rohde continues his multi-year commissioning project, Kurt Rohde’s FAREWELL TOUR—Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, with PART 2 taking place on March 1, 2019. The commissioned new works feature some of the most gifted composers that Rohde feels are underrepresented and deserve a wider audience, while also broadening the repertoire for viola. The project’s anticipated year of completion is 2028, at which time Mr. Rohde will retirefrom playing in performance and donate his instrument to “some talented whipper-snapper who wants to play viola.” Tonight’s event focuses on new works for viola and electronics.
Richard Chowenhill crush for Amplified Viola WORLD PREMIERE
Peter Van Zandt Lane Décalcomanie 2 for Viola and Electronics WORLD PREMIERE
Elainie Lillios Liquid | Crystal | Vapor for Viola and Live, Interactive Electronics WORLD PREMIERE
Sam Nichols Imaginary Units for Viola and Interactive Electronics WORLD PREMIERE
Tina Tallon excision no. 2: they didn’t know we were seeds for Viola and Live Electronics WORLD PREMIERE*
*Tina Tallon’s new work is Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.
Rebecca Clarke Sonata for Viola and Piano (1919)