Falling

Falling is based on a James Dickey poem of the same name that traces a flight attendant’s fall from an airplane (based on an actual New York Times article). This piece integrates an old LP recorded reading of the poem by the author. The interwoven recorded and sung text and accompanying music kaleidoscopically detail the flight attendant’s intense and transformative psychological and physical journey to the ground.

Program

Stephen Lias: Jeffrey Pine (2016)

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet

Jennifer Jolley: How to be a Deep Thinker in Los Angeles (2009)

Yuri Inoo, percussion - guest for 2019/20 season

Robert Paterson: Hell's Kitchen (2014)

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet
Anthony R. Parnther, bassoon, conductor

Mathew Rosenblum: Falling (2013)

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet
Stacey Fraser, soprano
Faith Jensen-Ismay
Anthony R. Parnther, bassoon, conductor

Falling image 1
October 5, 2019
8:00 pm
Boston Court
70 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
USA
Falling image 1
October 5, 2019
8:00 pm
Boston Court
70 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
USA

Falling is based on a James Dickey poem of the same name that traces a flight attendant’s fall from an airplane (based on an actual New York Times article). This piece integrates an old LP recorded reading of the poem by the author. The interwoven recorded and sung text and accompanying music kaleidoscopically detail the flight attendant’s intense and transformative psychological and physical journey to the ground.

Program

Stephen Lias: Jeffrey Pine (2016)

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet

Jennifer Jolley: How to be a Deep Thinker in Los Angeles (2009)

Yuri Inoo, percussion - guest for 2019/20 season

Robert Paterson: Hell's Kitchen (2014)

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet
Anthony R. Parnther, bassoon, conductor

Mathew Rosenblum: Falling (2013)

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet
Stacey Fraser, soprano
Faith Jensen-Ismay
Anthony R. Parnther, bassoon, conductor

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