THE EARTH, UNDER ATTACK
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 | 8pm
Tsai Performance Center at Boston University
685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 p.m.
Sebastian Currier: Eleven Moons world premiere
Commissioned by Chamber Music America
Zorana Sadiq, soprano
Deborah and Richard Cornell: Wind Driven
Michael Gandolfi: Budget Cuts
Brian Robison: Bonfire of Civil Liberties
Steve Aveson, narrator
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Viva! for Boston Musica Viva
Join us for a program of music that calls attention to the challenges we face as citizens of Earth. Deborah & Richard Cornell’s Wind Driven is a stunning multimedia work on climate change. Brian Robison’s Bonfire of the Civil Liberties is a sardonic look at xenophobia in the name of patriotism and the atrocities at Abu Ghraib. Michael Gandolfi’s Budget Cuts—”a septet for three players and conductor”—takes the fiscal squeeze put on the arts by diminishing public funding to a comical and poignant extreme.
Commissioned for BMV and soprano Zorana Sadiq by Chamber Music America, Sebastian Currier’s Eleven Moons features an array of humankind’s perspectives, from ancient texts and Wikipedia to Frankenstein and Neil Armstrong. Currier will be in attendance for the premiere!
Plus, we are honored to premiere Viva! a bagatelle written by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in honor of our 50th Anniversary.
$10 Students and Children
All tickets general admission
Special discounts available for groups!
Call (617) 354-6910 for details.