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The Esoterics: Humility – The Wish for Simplicity

Past event
$22 / $15

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Esoterics

Gabriela Lena Frank – A los pescadores [Cifar said: To the fishermen]
Stacy Garrop – Songs of lowly life
Anna-Karin Klockar – Surrender speech [from Speeches]
David Lang – I never
Forrest Pierce – Gratitude sutra
Sarah Rimkus – O God, thy sea is so great
Sarah Rimkus – We walked through the trees
Augusta Read Thomas – Fruit of my spirit
Dale Trumbore – All we need
Dale Trumbore – Spiritus mundi

In the final program of its 26th concert season, The Esoterics will articulate our common desire for emotional simplicity, or HUMILITY. This performance will consider the origins of lowliness as a result of humiliation or hiding, surrender or sorrow, generosity or gratitude. It will also examine the various different contexts in which we find ourselves humble: while tenderly in love, while patiently or hopefully in need, while meekly witnessing the majesty of nature.

Giving voice to verses from the Bible (John and Galatians), a Mohawk prayer, a speech by Chief Joseph (Hinmuuttu Yalatlat) of the Nez Perce, poems by Pablo Antonio Cuandra, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Annie Finch, Amy Fleury, Gary Snyder, and Dylan Thomas, The Esoterics’ HUMILITY will feature music by Gabriela Lena Frank, Stacy Garrop, Anna-Karin Klockar, David Lang, Forrest Pierce, Sarah Rimkus, Augusta Read Thomas, and Dale Trumbore.

Tickets: $22 ($15 student / senior / un[der]employed / differently-abled)

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