The Muse: Inspiring Voices
7:30 pm, Old Mission United Methodist
The first of two concerts exploring the muse in our own time! Including gorgeous and virtuosic works for solo voice and oboe, the concert will also feature Copland’s inventive Appalacian Spring, a “fountain of musical images evoking pastoral America” and inspired by the dance work of Martha Graham. Gerald Finzi’s A Severn Rhapsody contributes a lush English sound with its luminous textures and folksong influences.
Forrest Pierce’s The Twelve Kisses is a thrilling setting of Hebrew and English texts from the Song of Solomon written for the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and the solo will be performed by Sarah Tannehill Anderson, the soprano whose virtuosic, expressive singing inspired it! The exquisite, beautiful voice of the oboe d’amore will be featured in J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe d’Amore with soloist Margaret Marco.