How do musicians play a really tricky piece of music together without a conductor directing them? Join Omaha's Rangbrook Ensemble for a rare and intimate look at how professional chamber music players make it work! The ensemble will hold an open rehearsal of Arnold Schoenberg's "Transfigured Night"string sextet (for 2 violins, 2 violas, and 2 cellos), which is being performed for the public on May 13 at House of Loom. Based on a controversial poem by romantic poet Richard Dehmel, the narrative is re-imagined and read by local poets Britny Doane and Douglas "Otis XII" Wesselmann. Will there be arguments? Will it all fall apart? Will anyone throw a violin? Probably not, but come find out!
The ensemble and poets will take questions from attendees about the rehearsal and creative processes, immediately following.
This is a free event to attend, though there may be some mature content in the poetry not suitable for children.
About the Rangbrook Ensemble:
Founded by cellist Sophia Potter in 2011, the Rangbrook Ensemble is a string sextet made up of young Omaha-based professional musicians. The ensemble is dedicated to the performance of classical music and music education for all ages. Members of the ensemble are active in the Omaha and Lincoln Symphonies, Omaha Chamber Music Society, and various music education programs throughout the Southeast Nebraska area. Fall 2016 marks their 5th season of self-presented concerts in Omaha and Southeast Nebraska.