Performance Dates in Latvia
Eric Salzman’s Brecht Suite, Accord, and tangos of the rediscovered composer Oscar Strok (arranged by Salzman) are included in a program of Latvian ballads that is currently touring in Latvia. Performed with Laila Salins as vocalist and a string trio that includes members of Quartet Undertango. This program is a collaboration between the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York and the Music and Art Support Foundation in Riga, Latvia. Read the article from the Latvian Times
Friday, August 27, 8pm
The Clay Castle Manor
Saturday, August 28, 10:30pm
3rd International Argentinian Tango Festival (Tango SunFestival)
Sunday, August 29, 4pm
Saturday, September 4, 6pm
Friday, September 7th, 8pm
Aizkraukle Cultural Center
Thursday, September 9th, 8pm
Friday, September 10, 7pm
Saturday, September 11, 5pm
Dobeles Cultural Center
Sunday, September 12th, 5pm
Accord/Discord in Latvia
Salzman will be taking Accord/Discord to Latvia in late August and September for a series of performances, lectures, and workshops. The tour will include three concerts in three outlying towns of Riga on the weekend of August 27–29, a concert in Riga on September 4, lectures on September 6 and 9, and a final set of three concerts in three outlying towns on the weekend of September 10–12.
The projected performance of Cassandra (text by Eva Salzman) by Kristin Norderval scheduled for this summer as part of the Vox Clamans Festival has been postponed until next season with the new date to be announced.
The projected performance of Accord/Discord—including Accord, for solo accordionist, Brecht Suite, and arrangements of Latvian and Argentine tangos—scheduled for performance at the Music Festival of the Hamptons this summer has also been postponed with a new date to be announced.
Performances of Salzman’s Brecht Suite and Accord
On December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Salzman’s Brecht Suite of music from a French-language production of the Brecht Good Person of Szechuan, and Salzman’s solo accordion work, Accord, will be performed at the cell theatre on 23rd Street in New York’s Chelsea district. The Brecht Suite will be performed by Laila Salins, mezzo, William Schimmel, accordion (the same two who performed it last June at the Southampton Cultural Center) with Machiko Osawa and Marc Levin, violins, and Leo Grinhauz, cello.
Accord is a solo piece written for Schimmel which not only requires him to play classical, pop and virtuoso accordion but also to stroll, sing, laugh and even break down crying. The program also includes a solo piece by Schimmel, a set of Latvian drinking songs and tangos, and a set of tangos by Osvaldo Pugliese—perhaps the greatest of all the classic Argentine tangeros. The concert is at 8:00pm and is part of the Center for Contemporary Opera’s 2009–2010 season. Read the full press release (PDF).