The season begins with a bang on March 20 at Broadway Performance Hall on the Seattle Central College campus. Talea Ensemble will be performing “Sideshow,” a work based on the dark sideshows of Coney Island’s amusement parks in the early 20th century. The work was written by contemporary composer Steven Kazuo Takasugi.
Talea Ensemble has been heralded as “a crucial part of the New York cultural ecosphere” by the New York Times. The ensemble is comprised of nineteen of New York City’s finest classically trained musicians, with a mission to champion musical creativity, cultivate curious listeners, and bring visionary new works to life with vibrant performances that remain in the audience’s imagination long after a concert. They were the recipients of the 2014 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
Here is Talea playing Brian Ferneyhough’s “Contraccolpi”:
Here is Talea playing Pierluigi Billone’s “Dike Wall”:
Here is Talea playing Georges Aperghis’s “Happy End”:
It will be an evening you won’t soon forget.