Abbie Betinis – God of owls
David Ho-yi Chan – New work (world premiere commission)
Samantha Fernando – Change
Ted Hearne – Fervor
Anna-Karin Klockar – “The best friend” from Speeches
Forrest Pierce – Jasmine arrow music
Katherine Pukinskis – New work (world premiere commission)
Scott Senko – New work (world premiere commission)
Fahad Siadat – Hymn to Aethon, the bird-headed, the many-taloned
Dale Trumbore – Perhaps
Trevor Weston – The gentlest thing
Julia Wolfe – Guard my tongue
In the penultimate program of its 26th concert season, The Esoterics will honor the value and strength of sincerity, or HONESTY. This performance will examine the fragility of our minds that are incessantly bombarded with information, opinion, and pointless words. It will also encourage us to find grounding and peace in accepting the truth, to calm our restless or idle minds, to exercise self-control from speaking deceitfully, to find comfort in the unanswered question, to expect and embrace unavoidable change, to free ourselves from hatred, fear, and blindness, and to place our trust in good thoughts, words, and deeds.
Singing texts from a wide variety of sources, including: the ancient Greek Aethonians, the Dhammapada, the Tao Te Ching, Psalm 34, Brandon Elliott, George Graham Vest, and Kathleen Raine, The Esoterics’ HONESTY will feature music by Abbie Betinis, Samantha Fernando, Ted Hearne, Anna-Karin Klockar, Forrest Pierce, Fahad Siadat, Dale Trumbore, Trevor Weston, Julia Wolfe, and three world premiere commissions by this year’s POLYPHONOS winners: David Ho-yi Chan, Katherine Pukinskis, and Scott Senko.
Tickets: $22 ($15 student / senior / un[der]employed / differently-abled)