Orchestra of Indian Hill - Far Out!
February 24, 2013
Musical worlds collide with a Chinese landscape, winter-inspired vocals, and one of the orchestral repertoire's 'top ten.' CHOU And the Fallen Petals
LAURIDSEN Mid-Winter Songs
Featuring Lyricora (Thomas Brooks, director)
HOLST The Planets Explore the astrological signficance of the planets and their connection with the deities of classical mythology in Holst's The Planets. With several movements, some of which sounding familiar and some not, this is music that covers as wide as possible a musical gamut as the planet themselves dictate.
The use of the pentatonic scale and falling intervals to represent the falling of petals in Chou's work All The Fallen Petals evokes images that inspire; a quiet landscape, budding blossoms dancing in praise, spring winds, and a tumultous storm.
Mid-Winter Songs is rich with slow moving bass lines, widely-spaced chords, and a fondness for pedal points. The feeling is more agitated and disturbed, creating the perfect contrast of new vs. old alongside the Holst and Chou pieces. Lyricora is a Boston area ensemble dedicated to engaging, educating and entertaining audiences through performances of the highest caliber. The ensemble strives to integrate New England’s rich historical tradition of choral music with new directions in contemporary literature. In concert Lyricora is dedicated to bridging the gap between listener and performer – presenting programs that are accessible to today’s audiences while maintaining artistic expression and performance.