03.05.22 | VISTAS
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8 pm
Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music
GOULD – Benny’s Gig
RUEHR – Walk Through a Strange Landscape WORLD PREMIERE
WILLIAMS – if/else
PUTS – Seven Seascapes
Trapped at home during the pandemic, many of us sought to relieve the doldrums by seeking inspiration outdoors. Nature’s VISTAS delivered. Anchoring the program is the world premiere of Walk Through a Strange Landscape, by Boston composer Elena Ruehr, who will be present. In Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts’ Seven Seascapes for winds and strings, each movement is inspired by literary quotes evoking the austerity and expanse of the open ocean. Also on the program: Morton Gould Benny’s Gig, written for his friend Benny Goodman to take past the Iron Curtain on a tour of the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. And, inspired by the conditional statements of modern coding, Evan William’s if/else, meanders through a different kind of landscape – all silicon and electric – that has forever changed our intellectual sight lines.
Plus, the winner of the Pappalardo Composition Competition.
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Pictured: Morton Gould, Elena Ruehr, Evan Williams, Kevin Puts