Something Borrowed explores our drive to make new work from old materials. World premieres of "re-composed" (Alma) Mahler, Schoenberg, and more!
We challenged some of Austin's finest emerging composers to "re-compose" and re-imagine songs for voice and piano by Alma Mahler to become new works for chamber orchestra. Featuring composers Akshaya Avril Tucker, Adeliia Faizullina, and Seo Yoon Kim, the "re-composed" lieder are paired with Songs of a Wayfarer by Alma's first husband, Gustav Mahler, and orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg. Concert open with Ben Stevenson's version of Bach's "Contrapuntus VII" and closes with Schoenberg's Kammersymphonie No. 1, once described by a famous guy "hyperactive, acrobatic and not a little aggressive".