Liquid Music Series: Colin Stetson

  • William and Nadine McGuire Theater 1750 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series and Walker Art Center present a reimagining of Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by virtuosic saxophonist Colin Stetson. Celebrated for the way he “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, unexpected energies” (Pitchfork), Stetson takes on the mammoth task of reimagining Górecki’s symphony for an expansive and contemporary sonic palate. Sorrow, Stetson’s imaginative new interpretation of the work, has been lauded as “both traditional and playful, timeless and of the moment” (PopMatters), and draws on a uniquely constructed ensemble, employing electric guitars, synthesizers, drums and woodwinds to create transformative extensions of the emotional core of the piece.