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Performed by Eugene Vocal Arts

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Oregon Composer, Joan Syzmko and Grammy Award Winning Composer, Eric Whitacre

Contemporary choral repertoire that reflects on what “Earth Day” means to us and future generations.

Joan Syzmko “The Peace of Wild Things”
Eric Whitacre “Cloudburst” and “Animal Crackers”
Ēriks Ešenvalds “There Will Come Soft Rains”
Toto “Africa”
Morten Lauridsen “Sure on this Shining Night”
Jake Runestad “Come to the Woods”

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm

Beall Concert Hall, U of O
Sunday, April 7th at 2:30 pm

Wildish Theater, Springfield

Synopsis

Sensitive contemporary choral repertoire will heighten our awareness of our precious environment as we reflect on what “Earth Day” means to us and future generations. Poignant poetry is paired with exquisite music by some of our finest contemporary composers. Experience Sara Teasdale’s heart-wrenching poetry as expressed in “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Eriks Esenvalds and feel as if you are within “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre. Whitacre will also take us through the whimsy of e e cummings’ limericks in his “Animal Crackers.” And our hearts will find rest in Wendell Berry’s poem “The Peace of Wild Things,” set by Oregon composer Joan Szymko.

Performers: ​Eugene Vocal Arts and pianist Camilla Carter

Date and Time

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Beall Concert Hall, U of O

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