BMV expressively cycles through time in its first concert of the 2011-2012 Season. The title of the world premiere Thickly Settled, a densely-textured quartet by David Rakowski, evokes the once-bustling, back road settlements of rural Massachusetts. Mark Berger's String Trio No. 2 meditates on the perception of time as portrayed in T.S. Eliot's Cape Ann-inspired poem, "The Dry Salvages." Soprano Jennifer Ashe and BMV bring to life the poetry of Auden, Housman, Kafka, and Nietzsche in Lukas Foss's Time Cycle, a work as masterful today as when BMV first performed it in 1969. Former Tanglewood fellow David Froom's duet Circling showcases the flute and clarinet in a lively conversation.
Reception to follow.