Colin Stetson: Sorrow

A reimagining of Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
Copresented with the Walker Art Center

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8pm (SOLD OUT)
William and Nadine McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

"Music that embraces its undying capacity for uplift, that shakes off distinctions between bathos and pathos, between mawkish and grave, as it blasts upward" – Pitchfork

Henryk Górecki’s iconic 3rd Symphony made a major impact on listeners in the early 90s and was a musical touchstone for virtuosic saxophonist Colin Stetson. Celebrated for the way he “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, unexpected energies,” (Pitchfork) Stetson takes on the mammoth task of reimagining Górecki’s symphony for an expansive and contemporary sonic palate. Sorrow, Stetson’s imaginative new interpretation of the work, has been lauded as “both traditional and playful, timeless and of the moment,” (PopMatters), and draws on a uniquely constructed ensemble, employing electric guitars, synthesizers, drums and woodwinds to create transformative extensions of the emotional core of the piece.

Please note: Seated tickets for this concert are currently sold out. A limited number of standing room tickets will become available at

Learn more: Read an interview with Colin Stetson and local saxophonist Cole Pulice on the Liquid Music Blog.

Tickets: $25 ($20 for Liquid Music subscribers and Walker Art Center members)