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November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm PST
After a decade, PARTCH Ensemble returned to Jacaranda for the first-ever complete performance of Harry Partch’s The Wayward, a chronicle of hobo life from 1935-41. Dark Brother, new to their repertoire, and the ever-popular Castor and Pollux completed the program. T.J. Troy intoned the Dark Brother text excerpted from God’s Lonely Man by Thomas Wolfe. Three guest artists – Derek Stein, adapted viola, Dan Rosenboom, trumpet, and Ulrich Krieger, saxophone – joined the core eight-member ensemble founded by Artistic Director John Schneider. The ensemble plays 14 custom instruments reproduced from Partch’s originals.
PARTCH Ensemble with guests: Derek Stein, adapted viola; Dan Rosenboom, trumpet; Ulrich Krieger, saxophone