Faculty Concert: Luke Fitzpatrick, Adapted Viola; Works of Harry Partch

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
FREE
Violin player
Violinist Luke Fitzpatrick

Artist in residence Luke Fitzpatrick performs The Complete Works for Adapted Viola and Intoning Voice by 20th century American composer Harry Partch. The program consists of the entire 17 Lyrics by Li Po as well as the Two Psalms and The Potion Scene (from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet).  The scores for both Two Psalms and The Potion Scene were recently rediscovered by Charles Corey, director of the Harry Partch Instrumentarium at UW.

 

PROGRAM

HARRY PARTCH: THE COMPLETE WORKS FOR ADAPTED VIOLA AND INTONING VOICE

TWO PSALMS (1931)
The Lord Is My Shepherd (23rd Psalm)
By the Rivers of Babylon (137th Psalm)

SEVENTEEN LYRICS BY LI PO (1930-33)
The Long Departed Lover
On the City Street
An Encounter in the Field
The Intruder
On Ascending the Sin-Ping Tower
In the Spring-time on the South Side of the Yangtze Kiang
The Night of Sorrow
On Hearing the Flute in the Yellow Crane House
On Hearing the Flute at Lo-cheng One Spring Night
A Dream

INTERMISSION

On Seeing off Meng Hao-jan
On the Ship of Spice-wood
With a Man of Leisure
A Midnight Farewell
Before the Cask of Wine
By the Great Wall
I Am a Peach Tree

THE POTION SCENE FROM ROMEO AND JULIET, Act IV, Scene 3 (1931)


Artist Bio
Luke Fitzpatrick, Adapted Viola

Luke Fitzpatrick is a violinist, composer and improvisor.  He is a founding member and artistic director of Inverted Space, a Seattle-based new music collective.  Recent solo performances include Earle Brown’s Centering with Inverted Space, Alfred Schnittke’s Moz-Art with the University of Washington Chamber Orchestra and Brian Ferneyhough’s Intermedio alla ciaccona in the presence of the composer.  His February 2016 performance of Steve Reich’s Violin Phase was performed with a live electronics system developed by Marcin Pączkowski.  Additionally, he has performed with Deltron 3030, The Penderecki String Quartet, inauthentica, The Parnassus Project, The Moth, The Argento Chamber Ensemble and the California EAR Unit.  His world premiere recording of Vera Ivanova's Quiet Light for solo violin was released on Ablaze Records in 2011.  Luke holds degrees from The University of Washington (DMA), California Institute of the Arts (MFA) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (BM).  His principal teachers include Benny Kim, Mark Menzies, Lorenz Gamma and Ron Patterson.  He is currently Artist-in-Residence at the University of Washington.

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