Virtual talk and performance
Allégresse, the French word for joy, aptly depicts the graceful artistry of this inspiring trio featuring Annie Gnojek, flute, Margaret Marco, oboe, and Ellen Sommer, piano. They will discuss their passion for outreach concerts plus new projects on the horizon. The evening will conclude with a recital performance from the Lied Center stage.
The Lied Center is excited to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to present a safe and accessible Performance and Lecture Series for Osher participants and other community members. This collaboration aims to provide free access to quality, engaging performing arts experiences and education from the comfort and safety of participants’ homes, during times of social distancing.
6:30 pm — Pre-performance talk with Allégresse
This Zoom event is free, but participants must register in advance through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.Online Osher registration
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- Osher will provide the Zoom information to registered participants.
7:15 pm — Livestream performance by Allégresse from the Lied Center stage
Free performance. No registration required.facebook.com/liedcenter
Supported in part by
Ingrid Stölzel: There Are Things to Be Said for Flute, Oboe and PianoPerformance by Allégresse (Annie Gnojek, Flute; Margaret Marco, Oboe; Ellen Sommer, Piano) - September 25, 2016 -University of Kansas.
Program Note: "There are Things to be Said" (2009) takes its title and inspiration from a poem by American poet Cid Corman (1924-2004). I was struck by the simplicity and openness of the words. It is often in such elemental simplicity that we find true and powerful meaning; something I also strive for in my music.
"There are Things to be Said" was commissioned by Allégresse and premiere performances were made possible by a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces - Chamber Music Grant.
There are things to be said.
And in one way or another they will be said.
But to whom tellthe silences?
With whom share them now?
For a moment the sky is empty
and then there was a bird.
---Cid Corman(Permission to use "There are Things to be Said" by Cid Corman granted by Bob Arnold, literary executor for Cid Corman.)