Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director.
• “A Child’s Garden of Dreams” by David Maslanka is a deeply rich piece, written as a meditation on the vivid dream images of a dying girl. It is accompanied by projections of the pastel drawings the composer made with his left hand while wrestling with the act of composing the piece.
• “Trains of Thought” by Alex Shapiro. The electronically reproduced sounds of the chords and rhythms of a high-speed train in motion weave in and out of the musical texture provided by the band.
• “Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed was commissioned in 1944 as a tribute to the friendship between the Russian and American allies in WWII. It celebrates the common bonds between peoples, which sustain regardless of political divisions and governmental disagreements.
• “Duplicity” by Yale College sophomore Rory Bricca represents the dance between honesty and deception that plays out subconsciously in our minds. Tonight’s performance is the world premiere.