Birds On A Wire, WMU's "Pierrot" Ensemble, Performs Wednesday

Oct 10, 2017

The first "Pierrot" ensemble, assembled to perform Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" in 1912. Schoenberg is third from the left.
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Birds on a Wire is the WMU School of Music's "Pierrot ensemble" with a core lineup of flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. The label comes from a piece by Arnold Schoenberg, "Pierrot Lunaire," which premiered in 1912. Dr. David Colson, who has directed the ensemble for nine years, previews a concert which will take place Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. It features a work for electronic sounds and video, Socavino, by Richard Johnson, who also joins the conversation.

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