John Harbison: Mirabai Songs
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Peter Lieberson: Raising the Gaze
Andy Vores: Umberhulk
& works by the Rapido! Composition Contest Northeast Semi-finalists:
Mark Berger: Dream Dances world premiere
Derek Hurst: Pas de Trois world premiere
Eric Segerstrom: Indecisive Dances world premiere
An intrepid spirit characterizes BMV’s season-opening concert “Breakthroughs,” beginning with the landside longings of the underworld ogre of Andy Vores’ Umberhulk. Mezzo-soprano Krista River joins the ensemble for Harbison’s Mirabai Songs, a sensual depiction of the rebellious 16th-century Indian poet and mystic Mirabai. The title of Peter Lieberson’s fleet septet Raising the Gaze evokes a zen-like state. The three Northeast Semi-finalists of the Rapido!® Composition Contest present the breakthrough results of their intensive 14-day compositional sojourn.
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