New Music Arizona 2012
Music by Arizona Composers and Their Influences
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Church
630 Park Avenue
Tickets can be purchased at the Door.
- Glint, by Roshanne Etezady
Jonathan Bergeron, saxophone; John Masserini, clarinet.
A sparkling, skittering party of notes for saxophone and clarinet.
- Alleluia, Sing the Stars, by Rodney Rogers
Dennis Houser, conductor; Linda Fine, soprano; Kate Howell, alto; Chaparral Singers and guests; Layne Longfellow, narrator.
A journey from the first stars of twilight into a glorious choral shimmer of Alleluia.
- Reverie, by Claude Debussy
Lynne Drye, glass armonica, Laura Taylor, piano..
A gentle whisper from Debussy arranged for an ethereal instrument.
- Sonata in A minor, Wq 132 - Allegro, by C.P.E. Bach
Jeannette Moore, flute.
A light and lilting shower of music.
- A World Premiere, by Chris Burton-Jácome
Chris Burton-Jácome, flamenco guitar; Lena Jácome, flamenco dancer.
¡Olé! Need we say more?
- Meditation (World Premiere), by Henry Flurry
Kate Howell, alto; Owen Davis, vibraphone; Maria Flurry, vibraphone.
A gentle and almost haunting treatment of some Beatitudes from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- Colors Fall, by James DeMars
Jeannette Moore, flute; Jonathan Bergeron, saxophone.
Impressionistic and nature inspired musings of two intertwined lyrical instruments.
- Flight of the Bumble Bee, arranged for the Swingle Singers
Sure to create a buzz!
- Shiru Ladonai, by Daniel Asia
Linda Fine, soprano; Janice Chiang, piano; Jeannette Moore, flute; Maria Flurry, marimba; Layne Longfellow, narrator.
A song of glory echoing the lilt of music from ages past.
- Italian Concerto, BWV 971 - Andante, by J. S. Bach
Janice Chiang, piano.
A pensive and stately meditation as only Bach could compose.
- Conquistador, by Chris Burton-Jácome
Chris Burton-Jácome, flamenco guitar; Lena Jácome, flamenco dancer. Choreography by Martin Gaxiola.
Captivating brilliance performed by a favorite of our audiences.
Full program and program notes can be found here.
What is New Music Arizona?
To begin our planning, we seek out new music by four living composers who reside or have lived in Arizona. Our criteria is fairly simple: the music must be fresh and appealing to the audience.
Once we've chosen four composers and their works, we ask the composers about who and what styles of music have influenced them. In the past,
To ensure that our audiences love the performance, we hire music professionals from across the state to travel to Prescott. In a typical concert, you can expect to find members of the Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson symphonies playing along with our nationally acclaimed guest artists.
We invite you to come to experience what has been called over and over again, "The best concert in Prescott." Some have even deemed it, "The best concert ever." Once you attend one of these concerts, you won't miss another.
Tickets are available at the door or online.