Verklärte Nacht

We are excited to announce the return of our exhilarating cross-media performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht for our 10th Anniversary Season. In collaboration with Chicago based film artist Adebukola Bodunrin, the vivid dialogue of Richard Dehmel’s poem and Schoenberg’s dark, visceral masterwork takes flight in an astonishing experimental animation Bodunrin describes as “A celestial journey exploring intangible feelings and moods, drawing parallels between the expanse of space and the complicated depths of human emotions.”

Verklärte Nacht: Fine Arts at First
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:00pm
First United Methodist Church, 919 60th St
Kenosha, WI 53140
Free Admission

Verklärte Nacht at Ball State University
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Sursa Performance Hall, 1809 W Riverside Ave
Muncie, IN 47303
$10 General Admission

Verklärte Nacht at Ravinia Festival
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
$10 Reserved Seats/$45 Ticket & Dinner Package

Cliff Colnot’s original arrangement of Verklärte Nacht for 5HE serves as the musical centerpiece of the program, expanding Schoenberg’s original string sextet to 5HE’s large mixed ensemble instrumentation. 5HE’s violist Clark Carruth explains, “What attracted us most to Verklärte Nacht was that it already tells an incredibly emotional tale, and when we imagined adding the voices of our woodwinds to Schoenberg’s original lush string timbres, we realized the telling of this story could only become further heightened and beautified.”

Additional repertoire on these shows includes Stacy Garrop’s Silver Dagger and Frammenti alongside Low Country Haze and Soundings, two works from 5HE’s own Dan Visconti.