Karen Clark sings Pierrot Lunaire
In this evening of chamber music, contralto Karen Clark joins with highly esteemed colleagues for a journey into the spirit, structure, and sprechstimme of Arnold Schoenberg’s masterpiece melodrama, Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21. Karen Clark’s “rich intensity,” and “majestic,” and “hauntingly beautiful” voice have been lauded by major journals, such as, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The first half of the program highlights the influences and friendships between… Show more
Karen Clark’s rich mezzo-contralto is acclaimed world wide for her performances in repertory spanning medieval to 21st C. The South China Post, the New York Times, and San Francisco Chronicle, have described her as “a mezzo of more dramatic difference: graceful and impassioned,” “strong, pure, and passionate,” “striking with an astonishing range of expressive subtlety....
Drummer Will Johnson, who performs on some of the 2001 recording entitled Dish Full of Ringles, is not the Johnson from Texas who is associated with the band Centro-Matic. This is a Midwest Will Johnson, who along with bassist Jerry Musser makes for a switch-up Ringles rhythm section....
Karen Rosenak is an almost native of the Bay Area. She was a founding member and pianist of the Bay Area new music group Earplay as well as the Empyrean Ensemble, and became a core member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in spring, 2003....
Terrie Baune is currently Concertmaster of the North State Symphony based in Chico and Redding, CA, and Co-Concertmaster of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. She is also a member of two professional new-music chamber ensembles - the San Francisco-based Earplay Ensemble and the Empyrean Ensemble, which is in residence at UC Davis....
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