Abbie Betinis – I Carry Your Heart with Me
Reena Esmail – Even After All this Time
Reena Esmail – When the Violin
Evan Flory-Barnes – Paradise
Ted Hearne – Consent
Jennifer Higdon – Invitation to Love
Anna-Karin Klockar – “The Rights of Woman” [from Speeches]
David Lang – Manifesto
Tebogo Monnakgotla – Apelsinen har mognat (“The oranges are ripe”)
Roxana Panufnik – Celestial Bird
Augusta Read Thomas – The Rewaking
Mari Ésabel Valverde – I flow… I am
Philip Wharton – This Song, I Sing (world premiere commission)
Please join The Esoterics for their exciting, innovative, paradigm-shattering 26th season, as they counter the pride, prejudice, bullying, and lies that characterize our current public consciousness, with choral programs that explore poetry and music inspired by the virtues that we need to cultivate in our leadership, society, and world. In addition to presenting elements of integrity, their programs feature the music of a “new majority” – of the 33 composers that The Esoterics will feature this year, 20 are women and of non-binary gender, and 12 are people of color.
In the first concert of the season, The Esoterics will explore the human capacity for openness, vulnerability. This concert program will trace stages in the journey of a meaningful relationship: lowering one’s defenses, expressing desire and devotion, risking emotional injury, gaining mutual consent, healing from harm and brokenness, navigating through resentfulness, arriving at forgiveness, and emerging once more into the world, ready to be vulnerable yet again.
Tickets: $22 ($15 students/seniors); $25/$18 in advance.