Christopher Theofanidis – Messages to myself (2007)
Aaron Jay Kernis – The wheel of time, the dance (2014)
Eric Banks – This delicate universe (2015)
The Esoterics will present three works on the theme of intimacy, including the West Coast premiere of Messages to myself (2007), a four-movement meditation by Christopher Theofanidis, setting verses by Rumi, Walt Whitman, Amy Kirsten, and William Butler Yeats. The ensemble will also reprise The wheel of time, the dance (2014) by Aaron Jay Kernis, setting four poems by Wendell Berry, and Eric Banks’ choral symphony, This delicate universe (2015), setting five poems by Constantine Cavafy.