Harry Partch Celebration

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets
Partch Instruments

The School of Music and the Harry Partch Ensemble, Charles Corey, director, present three consecutive nights of distinct programming celebrating the music and handmade instruments of 20th Century composer Harry Partch, whose  instrumentarium is in residence at the UW School of Music. 

May 31 PROGRAM

2 Psalms, 17 Lyrics by Li Po & The Potion Scene by Harry Partch

June 1 PROGRAM

The Grave of Li Po:  Luke Fitzpatrick
Fratres: Arvo Pärt, arranged by Luke Fitzpatrick
Three Songs: Charles Ives, arranged by Jeff Bowen
Trois Gnossiennes: Erik Satie, arranged by Charles Corey 
Nocturne:  John Cage, arranged by Luke Fitzpatrick 
O King: Luciano Berio, arranged by Charles Corey 
Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh:  By Magma, arranged by Zack Myers 
Ghost Trance Music 228 and 245: Anthony Braxton 
Ring Around the Moon Act 1 Scene 3 – Happy Birthday to You! – Afro-Chinese Minuet by Harry Partch 
The Final Countdown, by Europe, arranged by Lou-Chuck F. Donaldson

June 2 PROGRAM

Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales: Harry Partch 
The Rose, The Crane, The Waterfall & Cloud-Chamber Music from Eleven Intrusions: Harry Partch
Two Settings from Finnegan’s Wake: Harry Partch
The Potion Scene (both versions): Harry Partch 
Sextet for Violin and Percussion (4):  Alan Hovhaness
Concerto in Slendro (2): Lou Harrison
Concerto for Violin with Percussion Orchestra (3): Lou Harrison
Dance: “Mallets in the Air": James Tenney 
Castor and Pollux—A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini: Harry Partch