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  • Bing Hall, Stanford University 327 Lasuen Street Stanford, CA, 94305 United States (map)

Beethoven, Schubert and Gruber with the SLSQ

Breakaway contemporary Viennese composer Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein mixes his classical, Schoenbergian 12-tone and Vienna Boys’ Choir influences to amazing effect. His version of this classic tale of man’s ill-fated quest to transcend biology (and mortality) is a true monster mash-up with bells and whistles. Gruber has sung the narrative chansonnier role a thousand times, often with the BBC Philharmonic, where he is conductor. Now baritone Tyler Duncan, pianist Erika Switzer, and percussionist Dustin Donahue join the St. Lawrence String Quartet for a unique take on Gruber’s eloquently chaotic vision.

Earlier Event: September 29
Contemporary Undercurrent
Later Event: April 5
Brooklyn Art Song Society