2011-11-02: Marriage at the Eiffel Tower

Marriage at the Eiffel Tower

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 8pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle

Ivan Sokolov, piano
Paige Barnes, choreographic direction
Paige Barnes and Mônica Mata Gilliam, movement artists
Vanessa DeWolf, dramaturg
Jme Frank, costume construction
Dave Proscia, lighting design
Bellamy Pailthorp and Matthew Kocmieroski, narrators

Lou Harrison: Music for Remy

Lou Harrison: Marriage at the Eiffel Tower
For flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello, double bass, piano and percussion

Henry Cowell/John Cage/George McKay: Marriage at the Eiffel Tower
Staged by Bonnie Bird at Cornish College in Seattle on March 24-25, 1939
Re-imagined by Paige Barnes for piano, movement artists and auxiliary instruments

Marriage at the Eiffel Tower by Jean Cocteau serves as the basis for two works on the program. One of them, a collective work by Henry Cowell, John Cage and George McKay, was horeographed and produced by Bonnie Bird at the Cornish School in Seattle in 1939. Only several movements of the score (and only the works by Cowell) have been published and performed in subsequent years. Ten years after the premiere of the Cowell/Cage/McKay piece, Bonnie Bird commissioned another work with the same title from composer Lou Harrison.

Preview in the Seattle Times

Preview in the Seattle Weekly
Tickets can be purchased at the door, cash or checks only.
$20/$10 students, seniors


Pianist and composer Ivan Sokolov is also featured in

Seeing through Sound: Chamber Music by Ivan Sokolov

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 8pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

Russian composer/pianist Ivan Sokolov returns to the Chapel at Good Shepherd Center for a program of his own chamber works with piano and strings on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick joins Sokolov in his sonorous Solnechnaya Sonata for Violin and Piano and hypnotic Viola Sonata, featured repertoire from their duo CD <amberwood>. Violist Laura Renz and cellist Page Smith will unite with the duo for the world premiere of Sokolov’s Piano Quartet composed in 2010.