Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm
Sunday 6 October, 2.30pm
UKARIA Cultural Centre
Conducted by Carl Crossin, ACS Founder and Conductor Emeritus
…embodying the powers of nature
…of an emotion; powerful and primitive
Elemental – a curious but powerful word! It invokes the forces of nature, or the so-called ‘classical elements’ of fire, earth, water and air; it characterises our emotional states; and it defines the fundamental things and beliefs we value in our lives.
This program explores ‘the elemental’ in music: through the emotional turmoil of Lauridsen’s Fire Madrigals and original models by Monteverdi and Gesualdo; the calm reassurance of Ticheli’s Earth Song; and the comfort of eternal peace in Stanhope’s Agnus Dei, we remind ourselves of the real reason we still give, and attend, ‘live’ concerts – to engage and to feel, in the moment and in the room where it happens!
Program to include:
Six ‘Fire Madrigals’ – Morten Lauridsen
Earth Song – Frank Ticheli
Meet me in the middle of the air – Paul Kelly, arranged by Carl Crossin
Agnus Dei/Do not stand at my grave and weep – Paul Stanhope
…and music by Michael Tippett, Arvo Pärt, Carlo Gesualdo and Claudio Monteverdi