room: STILL BURNING! (Violagate Revisited…)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa Street #18
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room: STILL BURNING! (Violagate Revisited...)

The ROOM Series reprises the infamous “Longer Burning” in an evening of works by Bay Area violists at Royce Gallery in San Francisco, CA USA Q: Why is a viola better than a violin? A: Violist CHARLTON LEE (of Del Sol Quartet), Classical Revolution violist CHARITH PREMAWARDHANA, violist/composer NILS BULTMANN, and (a virtual appearance by) musician and technologist JHNO (John Eichenseer) On the 2011 postcard for “ROOM: Longer Burning”, I promised “No violas will be harmed in the making of this concert”. Ironically, this turned out not to be true. A viola was indeed injured but, in my defense, no fire was involved. Tonight, we bravely present another viola-centric evening. These distinguished violists will perform solo and ensemble works for viola and viola & electronics. (JHNO will make a virtual appearance.) In the tradition of Room Series events, the violists will each perform solo (and in various ensembles), and then they will be joined by composer/performer and series host Pamela Z (voice & electornics) in an ensemble finale. (And, as a dubious “bonus”, you may even get to hear PZ attempt to play viola.)