Thursday, December 7 at the Seattle Art Museum features premieres by cogan, marshall and anderson.
Thursday, December 7 at noon
Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave, Seattle WA
*All our Concerts are Free and open to the Public*
LMC member Jill Carlsen and guest performers from the active Puget Sound recorder community will present a West Coast premiere of the recorder quartet Sughisti, written in 2014 by Racheal Cogan. This composition features an alto recorder with three types of bass recorder: standard bass in F (sometimes affectionately referred to as the “baby bass”), Great Bass in C, and Contrabass, an octave lower than the baby bass.
Ms. Cogan composed Sughisti as a gift for Geri Bollinger, who is the maker of the Küng bass recorders featured in her piece. She writes that he came across her website with a photo of her holding one of his bass recorders, heard her music, and sent her an email. This became the start of their friendship.
She goes on to describe that while they corresponded from their respective homes in Canada and Switzerland, they discovered a shared love for cooking and bottling tomato sauces from their summer harvests. (Or maybe a necessity in her case? She adds, this was “All to ferret away for the long, insistently cold and icy Winter in Alberta.”)
Geri referred to his tomato sauce using the Italian word, “sugo.” Sughisti are the sauce makers. You can get a “taste of sugo” on YouTube. Ms. Cogan was born in Australia and has lived in various parts of the world. Her extensive time in Greece is reflected in many of her works, including Sughisti. She currently lives in Montreal.
The program is rounded out by two contemporary vocal works.
The US premiere of British composer, Nicholas Marshall’s song cycle The Birds, for soprano, recorder and piano.
And, rounding out the program is the winter themed song cycle composed by LMC’s own Janet Anderson, For Snow.