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Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, 8:00pm
Tsai Performance Center (685 Commwealth Ave., Boston)
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Program notes and bios: Learn more about the works and composers featured in Breakthroughs.
Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Click here to listen to an excerpt of Mirabai Songs with Dawn Upshaw and the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
Raising the Gaze
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to an excerpt of Umberhulk.
and 3 world premieres by the Rapido! Composition Contest Northeast Semi-finalists:
Mark Berger: Dream Dances world premiere
Derek Hurst: Pas de Trois world premiere
Eric Segerstrom: Indecisive Dances world premiere
An intrepid spirit characterizes BMV’s season-opening concert “Breakthroughs.” Mezzo-soprano Krista River joins the ensemble for John Harbison’s Mirabai Songs, a sensual depiction of the rebellious 16th-century Indian poet and mystic Mirabai. In his septet Raising the Gaze, Peter Lieberson takes inspiration from an unusual pairing: Buddhist themes and medieval dance music. An underworld ogre emerges landside in Andy Vores’ darkly-scored Umberhulk. The three Northeast Semi-finalists of the nationwide Rapido!® Composition Contest present the breakthrough results of their intensive 14-day compositional sojourn.
Meet the Rapido!® Northeast Semi-finalists:
Rapido!® Composition Contest is founded and sustained by the Atlanta Chamber Players and The Antinori Foundation, with major support from A Mad Idea Foundation, The Bay and Paul Foundations, and National Sponsor Delta Air Lines.