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Listen Locally with Resonance Works “To Breathe Free”
March 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
To Breathe Free explores the twin themes of remembrance and possibility with a reprise of Copland’s vibrant Appalachian Spring, poignant works by Pulitzer prize-winners Caroline Shaw and George Walker, and a world premiere by Gilda Lyons celebrating Resonance Works’ 10th anniversary. The Resonance Chamber Orchestra takes the spotlight for Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, which hums with the optimism and possibility of building a new life, but also the trepidation of facing an uncertain future. Caroline Shaw’s ethereal To the Hands for choir and strings meditates on empathy and refuge, inspired by 17th century Danish composer Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri. Gilda Lyons’ An Anchor in Time looks back to poetry and text of the past and ponders the future through the words of children. Two performances in Bloomfield and Carnegie feature mezzo-soprano Timothi Williams, baritone Daniel Teadt, the Resonance Chamber Orchestra and Festival Chorus, led by conductor Maria Sensi Sellner.
ACFL&MH is pleased to partner with Resonance Works during its tenth anniversary, including this exciting program as part of the Listen Locally series performed in the Music Hall.