Join us in concert from the Heritage Museums and Gardens as we premiere Cody Forrest's "Refuge" and music of Ives, Copland, and William Grant Still.
We are pairing this impressive collection of American cars with American music; Aaron Copland's Quiet City featuring Kyle Spraker, trumpet and Mary O'Keefe, english horn, William Grant Still's Serenade, Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question, and a world premiere piece titled Refuge by our composer-in-residence Cody Forrest. About his work Cody writes: "Refuge is a simple, humble piece with straight-forward ideas and transparent textures. While there are passing shadows, the prevailing spirit of Refuge is of warmth and comfort, a realm of peace to clear the mind and draw breath."
Aaron Copland's Quiet City started as music for the 1939 Irwin Shaw play by the same name, but after two unsuccessful performances, has lived on as a work for trumpet, english horn, and strings. It is music filled with nostalgia and an eagerness to return to a past life; as the main character of Shaw's play is haunted by his abandoned aspirations to become an artist, it is easy to see the parallels for us to return to a sense of normalcy in our world today. Likewise, Charles Ives' Unanswered Question asks us something similar; when will this end?
While our concert will be available online for FREE, please consider supporting us with a virtual ticket:
Charles Ives | The Unanswered Question
Aaron Copland | Quiet City
Cody Forrest | Refuge
William Grant Still | Serenade
Time: 19:30 to 20:30