The Peak, The Valley makes allusion to both the contrast between the registers and temperaments of the soprano voice and the double bass, and the imagery of the southern Appalachian Mountains from where traditional chants served as inspiration for Shawn Jaeger‘s piece In Old Virginny. Further commentary on this allegory is provided by a “classic” solo work of the last 60 years for piccolo (Ferneyhough’s Superscriptio). This concert also features a new chamber work commissioned from Chicago composer Morgan Krauss.
Superscriptio for solo piccolo, Brian Ferneyhough
Invocation VI for soprano and bass flute, Beat Furrer
Lotófagos for soprano and string bass, Beat Furrer
In Old Virginny for soprano and string bass, Shawn Jaeger
Gravity of Shadows for 2 voices+piccolo+string bass, Morgan Krauss