Christopher Costanza: Music Director | Stephen M. Sano: Conductor

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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, an array of masterful musicians will perform Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein. In it, Gruber mixes classical, Schoenbergian 12-tone, and Vienna Boys’ Choir influences to amazing effect. His version of this classic tale of man’s ill-fated quest to transcend biology (and mortality) is a true monster mash-up with bells and whistles. Baritone Tyler Duncan and percussionist Dustin Donahue join Chris Costanza of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and other musicians for a unique take on Gruber’s eloquently chaotic vision.

Prior to the Frankenstein celebration, an all-Beethoven first half will set the stage in the intimate Bing Studio.

Acknowledgements

Presented in partnership with Stanford’s Medicine and the Muse program

Program

  • Beethoven: Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2 (1815)

    Christopher Costanza, cello
    Kevin Sun, piano

  • Beethoven: Songs for Baritone and Piano Trio

    Tyler Duncan, baritone
    Erika Switzer, piano
    Debra Fong, violin
    Christopher Costanza, cello

  • H. K. Gruber: Frankenstein!!, a pan-demonium for baritone chansonnier and ensemble after children's rhymes (1976–77)

    Tyler Duncan, baritone
    Stephen M. Sano, conductor

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