Alice Shields - Wind in the Pines - world premiere in New York, Oct. 26

Alice Shields - Wind in the Pines - world premiere in New York, Oct. 26
Submitted by ACA on 2021-10-28T00:00:00

Upcoming Premiere Performances of The Wind in the Pines, by Alice Shields:

October 26 @ 3 PM - Online streaming premiere broadcast from the National Opera Center.
October 27 @ 8 PM - Live public concert and reception at the National Opera Center
October 28 @ 7 PM - Live public concert at Hofstra University

Inspired by the famous Japanese Noh play Matsukaze, it is written for soprano, recorder, flute, Gothic bray harp, Turkish ud, Baroque theorbo, and percussionist playing sustained, bell-like sounds on vibraphone, glockenspiel and crotales.

Eurasia Consort and musicians include soprano Martha Cluver, flutist Sarah Carrier, harpist Tomoko Sugawara, udist Adem Birson, theorbist August Denhard, and percussionist Rex Benincasa, conducted by David Bloom.

On October 27 - 28, 2021, Alice’s Chamber Music America commission The Wind in the Pines for soprano and six instruments will be performed and recorded by the Eurasia Consort of Seattle at the National Opera Center in NYC and Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island.

The delicate orchestral effects reel in a subtle, shifting dance of tempos, while the soprano voice, floating as if in a dream, warns of the impending climate crisis and the need to protect the earth. The Eurasia Consort, who approached Chamber Music America to commission the piece, specializes in music that crosses cultural boundaries between East and West.”