Deviant Septet is not your typical classical music ensemble. By bringing to life the vision of Igor Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du Soldat” ensemble, their goal is to attract modern audiences to this little-known — and nearly nonexistent — combination of instruments. With the tagline of “Music. For your soul.” the group’s vibrant integration of classical and modern makes them, well, “exceedingly fun.” They’ll be performing Stravinsky’s 1918 “L’Histoire du Soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale), Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 2006 response piece “Catch and Release,” and other works which highlight their mix of classical and modern. Specializing in commissioning new work and multimedia performances, Deviant Septet is “led by new music veterans” Bill Kalinkos, Mike Gurfield, Courtney Orlando (a founding member of Alarm Will Sound), Brad Balliett, Doug Balliett, and David Nelson.
Doors open: 6:30pm; late seating is not guaranteed.
Learn more: About the ensemble.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Town Music series, curated by Joshua Roman.
Series supported by the Wyncote Foundation NW, Tagney-Jones Family Fund, the Nesholm Family Foundation, and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
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