New World Visions



New World Visions

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - Sunday, October 4, 2015

Belding Theater at The Bushnell

Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

Adams
Shaker Loops
Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Dvo?ák
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World

Featuring
Carolyn Kuan conductor

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Caroline Goulding violin

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Christopher Gerson, video and projections artist

The season opener features composers who were inspired by diverse musical traditions and genres to create visionary new works. John Adams’ score for string ensemble was named for both the sound of the strings “shaking” as they oscillate between notes, and the imagery of Shakers dancing to energetic music as they worship. Bruch’s most famous composition remains one of the most frequently performed of all violin concerti. The “New World” – Dvo?ák’s most popular symphony (and the recording Neil Armstrong took along for the first moon landing) – was influenced by the melodies of Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the rhythms of African-American spirituals.

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Masterworks #1: Focus on Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

 
Christopher Gerson, video and projections artist
Artist’s Statement
In Shaker Loops, John Adams incorporated musical ideas from an earlier piece, Wavemaker, in which he sought to emulate ripple effects in water by creating “oscillating melodic cells… a rippling, shimmering complex of patterns like the surface of a slightly agitated pond or lake.” This idea, along with Adams’ Light Over Water, is my inspiration in designing the projections for Shaker Loops. In experiencing Adams’ string vibrations and “loops,” my imagination loops to the infinite reflections of light in our world. Light over water is my jumping off point.  From there I want my exploration of light to ripple outward to its furthest known reaches as I follow the course of a day: morning light bouncing off the edifice of a building, light streaming through clouds and filtering through water, sunlight traversing the sky, flickering city lights, the glowing lights of the night’s sky and of the cosmos. With my video projections I’ve sought to render these images both literally and fancifully; in environments imaginary, and closer to home.

 

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