Grand Opening: Otherworldly Schubert and “One Earth”
Tamar Muskal’s twice-postponed work will receive its long-awaited world premiere, kicking off the new season with a musical adventure. In the words of the composer, “We live in a very challenging time—a time of war, sickness, climate disasters, and economic difficulties. One Earth, for a rapper/beatbox artist, table player, string quintet and a treble chorus, calls all people to positive action, to love, to beauty, and to anything that protects the planet and humanity. The piece is rich in sonorities, a fusion of different musical worlds, and contrasts between energetic rhythms, lyrical melodies and powerful rapping.” The program also features Schubert’s heavenly String Quintet in C Major—an early 19th Century call to humanity, beauty and truth. Of Muskal’s music, the Chicago Tribune has written: “The ripples and shimmers that filled Muskal’s post-minimalist score were as evanescent as swirling, digitized visuals— dissolving into one another with kaleidoscopic beauty…high-tech music theater at its most inventive and fascinating.”
Borromeo String Quartet;
Yehuda Hanani, cello;
Avirodh Sharma, tabla;
Christylez Bacon, beatbox artist;
Tian Hui Ng, conductor;
Rachel Feldman, choral director;
Mount Holyoke College Chamber Singers
Purchase tickets through the Mahaiwe here.
Virtual Ticket: Link will be sent one week after concert.