Take flight with the de Angelis ensemble, and our final program of the season, in a thematic program dedicated to the art of flight. The highlight of the program is Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine. The dramatic content of this composition tells the story of Leonardo being tormented by the calling of the air, tortured to such a degree that his only recourse was to solve the riddle and figure out how to fly. Other works on the program include a humorous mix addressing flying birds, mosquitos, and Ezekiel’s wheel. And my soul stretched out wide its wings, flew through the quiet lands, as if flying itself home.