Presented by Ensemble for These Times

images of inti figgis-vizueta (native American/Latinx, long hair, glasses, white shirt), darian donovan thomas (Black man with face paint, flowers in hair, dreads flying, and lisa bielawa

E4TT's 16th anniversary season opens with a musical conversation about transformation of various kinds--physical, biological, emotional, environmental, and musical.  The highlight of the program will be Arnold Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht ("Transfigured Night"), Op. 4 (1899), arranged for piano trio by Eduard Steuermann and inspired by the eponymous poem in which a couple's love is transformed by compassion. "Transfigured Night" will be placed in a musical dialogue with three contemporary chamber works:

  • Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) by Arnold Schoenberg (18742-1951), arranged for piano trio by Eduard Steuermann 
  • The Dragon and the Girl for cello by Lisa Bielawa
  • Fluid for violin and tape by Darian Donovan Thomas
  • a bridge between starshine and clay by inti figgis-vizueta 
  • songs by Franz Schreker (1878-1934)

Performed by E4TT (soprano Nanette McGuinness, cellist Abigail Monroe, pianist Margaret Halbig) and guest violinist Jennifer Redondas

City: San Francisco
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Program Items

Schoenberg Verklaerte Nacht (arr trio)
Lisa Bielawa The Dragon and the Girl


Nanette McGuinness soprano
Abigail Monroe cello
Margaret Halbig piano
Jennifer Redondas violin

Old First Church

Old First Church

1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States