The Thrilling and Strange Work of Georges Aperghis
by Jen Graves
on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM
(Seattle Art Museum) This week, new Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot will lead his first Mahler symphony here, the Fourth (Nov 29 and Dec 1, with the Berg Violin Concerto). What we recommend even more is a free solo recital a few days prior at Seattle Art Museum by Donatienne Michel-Dansac, the soprano who'll be featured with the symphony later in the week. The program highlights Greek composer Georges Aperghis. His work is thrilling and strange—he studied on and off with Xenakis but was largely self-taught—but rarely heard in the United States. This is a concert for anyone wondering what the human voice can do that you don't know about yet.