concert series will present a rare opportunity to be immersed in Jörg Widmann’s creative world as the artist serves as composer-in-residence at the Nasher for a series of three concerts. This performance will present Widmann’s Solo Clarinet Recital, featuring works dedicated to and written for the artist, as well as his own compositions.
Series pass and individual tickets on sale now.
An opportunity to hear Jörg Widmann speak with Seth Knopp will take place prior to the Saturday, April 8 concert.
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 pm: Complete Cycle of Five String Quartets
Sunday, April 9, 6:00 pm: North American Premiere of Song Cycle Das Heisse Herz
About Jörg Widmann:
Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation.
As clarinetist, Widmann studied with Gerd Starke in Munich and Charles Neidich
at the Juilliard School in New York. He performs regularly with leading world
orchestras, such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra National de France,
National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and
Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates with conductors such as Daniel
Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Kent Nagano, Sylvain Cambreling, Christoph
Eschenbach and Christoph von Dohnányi. Several clarinet concerti have been
dedicated to and written for him, including Wolfgang Rihm’s Musik für
Klarinette und Orchester (1999) and Aribert Reimann’s Cantus (2006). Widmann
gave the world premiere of Mark Andre’s new Clarinet Concerto at the 2015
Donauerschinger Musiktage. Amongst his regular chamber music partners are
renowned soloists and ensembles such as Sir András Schiff, Daniel Barenboim,
Elisabeth Leonskaja, Mitsuko Uchida, and the Hagen and Arcanto quartets.
compositions are performed regularly by conductors such as Pierre Boulez,
Christian Thielemann, Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons and Simon Rattle, and
premiered by orchestras such as the Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, New
York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and many others. Widmann has been Artist
in Residence at leading orchestras and festivals such as Lucerne and
Heidelberger Frühling, and has been featured in artist portraits at Vienna’s
Konzerthaus, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Cologne’s Philharmonie and New York’s
Carnegie Hall, where his music was featured for an entire season under the
motto, “Making Music: Jörg Widmann.”
Soundings is supported by Charles and Jessie Price and Kay and Elliot Cattarulla, Aston Martin of Dallas, the Friends of Soundings, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and TACA. Additional support provided by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger. Media Partner WRR 101.1 FM.