Monday 28 October 07:00pm

Chris Grymes Open G Series:

A Night with George Crumb

6pm doors • 7pm show


Open G Records, founded by clarinetist Chris Grymes, is committed to producing music that is rooted in the classical tradition, but brings artists and their fans together in new and innovative ways.

Chris and Open G present a concert of mystical, celestial music by seminal American composer George Crumb, one of the most significant composers of the last half century, in honor of his 90th birthday. The program includes the classic Night of the Four Moons, a setting of dreamlike texts by Lorca for the intriguing combination of mezzo-soprano, flute, banjo, electric cello, and percussion. Written in 1969 as a response to the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the piece unfolds in whispers and echoes, amid an enigmatic landscape peppered with the sounds of Tibetan prayer stones, Japanese Kabuki blocks, African thumb pianos, and Chinese temple gongs. The evening will also feature the premiere of a new short film about Crumb by Zac Nicholson, produced by Open G Records and National Sawdust.

Don’t miss this celebration of this titan of contemporary music and some of his most enchanting work.