This season, SSO has engaged one of the most talented violist to follow the orchestra in several productions: Antoine Tamestit as this season’s Artist in residence.
Tonight, we present a very original viola concert combined with colorful French orchestral music. Jörg Widmann's voiola concert is written for Tamestit, and was performed in 2015. According to the soloist, the audience will have a unique concert experience, where the congressional boundaries are challenged and stretched. The work starts without signs from the conductor; The soloist just starts playing but without using a bow.
Throughout the concert we will witness inventive ways of using the instrument, and in addition, the soloist must act as an actor and follow detailed scene indications.