This month Tobias Picker's Suite for Cello and Piano receives its choreographic premiere on April 26 and 27 at New York's Dicapo Opera Theatre. The new Ballet, entitled Seguiti (Moving On), features choreography by rising choreographer Dario Vaccaro who remarks, "Seguiti reveals the moments when change becomes a necessity. The dancers disengage themselves from reality to unveil the lonely truth of desire." The music to the suite will be performed by cellist Caroline Stinson and pianist Simon Mulligan.
Commissioned for Lynn Harrell by a consortium including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Ravinia Festival and San Francisco Performances, the Suite for Cello and Piano received its world premiere by Lynn Harrell and Simon Mulligan at San Francisco's Herbst Theater as part of the music series San Francisco Performances in 1998. Picker then adapted the music from the suite for his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, commissioned by the BBC Proms and premiered at Royal Albert Hall in 2001 by the conductor David Robertson with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and cellist Paul Watkins. TheSuite for Cello and Piano will be available at music stores everywhere this summer in a new Edition Schottversion, edited by Lynn Harrell and Simon Mulligan (ED 30004).
For more information on the music of Tobias Picker, visit www.schott-music.com andwww.tobiaspicker.com.
For precise information on Seguiti at Dicapo Opera Theatre, go to www.dicapo.com.
Suite for Cello and Piano (1998)