Date(s) - 03/13/2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
St. John's Presbyterian Church
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Music has immense power to express the human experience, from elevating our brightest moments to soothing our souls in difficult times, and every emotion in between. Music tells our stories, reminds us of the wondrous cycles of nature, and brings us together in community and collaboration.
“Luminous Resonance” represents this potential, with a selection of moving pieces for choir and string orchestra, in collaboration with the Bay Area’s Circadian String Quartet and ten additional local string players. This ambitious program will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Elegischer Gesang (“Elegiac Song”), Op. 118 (in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth); local composer David Conte’s reverent “September Sun,” composed in memory of those who died in the September 11th attacks; and the popular American composer Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” for choir and string quartet. We are also delighted to present the US premiere of Karin Rehnqvist’s exuberant “Day is here!” for choir, soloists, and strings. Recently premiered in Stockholm, “Day is here!” is the companion piece to “Songs from the North,” the four-movement setting of poetry from the Arctic that we commissioned for our fortieth-anniversary concert in May 2018.
- Monika Gruber – violin
- David Ryther – violin
- Omid Assadi – viola
- David Wishnia – cello
Join us on a journey through it all—from reverence to exuberance, devotion to heartache, dark nights and glimmering days—with an inspiring performance of chorus and string orchestra!
- FRI, MAR 13, 8 PM: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, California
- SAT, MAR 14, 8 PM: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, California
Presented by Sacred and Profane