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Pierrot Lunaire

  • Center for New Music 55 Taylor St San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21

Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" is set on 21 selected poems from Otto Erich Hartleben's German translation of Albert Giraud's cycle of French poems of the same name.


"Pierrot Lunaire" consists of three groups of seven poems. In the first group, Pierrot sings of love, sex and religion; in the second, of violence, crime, and blasphemy; and in the third of his return home to Bergamo, with his past haunting him.


Ronit Windmann Levy - Soprano
Maya Barsacq - conductor
Christine McLeavey Payne - Piano
Teresa Orozsco - Flute/piccolo
Justine Hamlin - Clarinet/bass clarinet
Valerie Tisdel - Violin/Viola
Adelle Akiko Kearns - Cello

Sunday August 23 @ 7pm
Wednesday August 26 @ 8pm
Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street

Earlier Event: May 16
Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Later Event: August 26
Pierrot Lunaire