Houston’s own conductorless ensemble KINETIC kicks off their 2016/17 season at MATCH on Sunday, October 16, 4pm, with “Illuminations,” a program exploring transcendental themes on hope and light. Joined by Canadian soprano, Alexandra Smither, the season opener features Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations for soprano and strings and Arnold Schoenberg’s sextet masterpiece in its orchestra version, Verklärte Nacht (“Transfigured Night”). In addition, opening the program is a World Premiere by Karim Al-Zand (Artistic Director, Musiqa) titled Luctus Profugis, a deeply personal work that laments over the timely refugee crisis in Europe.
Karim Al-Zand: Luctus Profugis (World Premiere)
Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations (featuring Alexandra Smither, soprano)
Benjamin Britten: Three Divertimenti for String Quartet
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (“Transfigured Night”)
$20 General Admission; $10 Students. Tickets available at: www.matchouston.org
For more information about KINETIC’s 2016/17 season, please visit www.kineticensemble.org.