The culmination of a five-year visceral exploration of music, visual art and literature inspired by the essential elements of water, earth, wind and fire, this is the second-to-last concert of the Essential Arts: Essential Elements series dramatizing the forces of nature as metaphors for physical, passionate and spiritual energy, generators of renewal and a fundamental force in both the creation and destruction of civilization. This program depicts the very beginning of time with premieres of “Nightmaze” by Sebastian Currier; “Lux Solis Aeterna” by Geoffrey Gordon. “River of Light” by Richard Danielpour and “The River Suite” by Edward K. “Duke” Ellington. The audience is invited to stay for a post-concert reception and discussion with the Fulcrum Point Ensemble featuring complimentary wine from Vin DiVino and refreshments catered by C’est Si Bon!
- Nightmaze — Sebastian Currier (Midwest Premiere)
- Lux Solis Aeterna — Geoffrey Gordon (World Premiere)
- River of Light — Richard Danielpour
- The River Suite — Edward K. “Duke” Ellington
Location: Harris Theater for Music and Dance