Nasher Sculpture Center presents Soundings: Jörg Widmann
There is perhaps no other living composer who represents the breadth of both Soundings and Yellow Barn better than the Munich-born Jörg Widmann, and the composer has been something of a muse for the latter in particular. Widmann completed a residency there in the summer of 2015 and was especially productive.
He will do the same at the Nasher Sculpture Center this spring, with a trio of concerts that will showcase the range of the artist, whose work has included everything from opera (2011’s Babylon) to a mastery of the string quartet, to doing away with the score altogether. At times humorous and mischievous, and grave and mournful at others, Widmann will showcase the depth of his abilities over the course of a solo performance, a series of string quartets, and a song cycle (Das Heisse Werz) in its North American premiere.