Cool Music Clear Water. Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
SAN FRANCISCO SF Conservatory of Music Monday, February 4, 2013 8PM
Toru Takemitsu Toward the Sea
Ramteen Sazegari New Work for Flute and Guitar WORLD PREMIERE
Claude Debussy Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections on Water) from Images
Claude Debussy L'isle joyeuse (Island of Joy)
Young Lee New Work for Flute, Cello, and Piano WORLD PREMIERE
Jen Wang New Work for Flute, Cello, and Piano WORLD PREMIERE
George Crumb Vox balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for Three Masked Players
George Crumb's evocative masterpiece, Voice of the Whale, explores the ocean, nature, and time; Left Coast has commissioned emerging composers Young Lee and Jen Wang to write companion pieces to the Crumb. Water-themed selections from Debussy's Images complement Toru Takemitsu's Toward the Sea, an overtly political and philosophical piece Takemitsu wrote as a contribution to Greenpeace, protesting the hunting of endangered whales. The composer viewed the sea as a "spiritual domain" and cited Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick:
"Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries...and he will infallibly lead you to water...Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded together."
SF Conservatory of Music Recital Hall (View)
50 Oak St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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