POINT OF VIEW
Featuring Ayano Ninomiya, violin
Reich: Clapping Music
Haydn: Symphony No. 22 “The Philosopher”
Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending
Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes
"Point of View" views the world musically through 4 different lenses. The program starts with Steve Reich’s "Clapping Music" representing a pure experience-based humanistic approach to music and and world - no instruments, no music, just Criers clapping. Haydn’s Symphony no. 22, especially with its incredibly contemplative first movement showcases the value of the the human intellect to ponder the questions of the universe. "The Lark Ascending" by Vaughan Williams brings us closer to nature, the unpredictable and sometimes overwhelming beauty of it. Norman Dello Joio’s Pulitzer Prize winning Meditations on Ecclesiastes connects us by depicting that which will always bring inspiration and insight but will never be able to be fully understood or seen. Kip Jones’ piece LDMT brings everything together with instruments and voices - a spiritual celebration of humans in our natural world.
- Karl and Liesl Doty, co-curators