Underneath Nature's Skin
Concert Recordings of Music Inspired by Water, Wind and Weather
Sunday, December 04, 2011
There’s something about December that highlights the subtle synchronization between humans and nature. Perhaps it's the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping or the sound of tolling bells slowly fading into the late autumn winds that sustains the warmth within us, as life slowly fades away from the surrounding trees and seeps quietly underneath nature’s skin.
This Sunday at 2 p.m., we welcome December and the end of the year with music inspired by nature’s graceful and sometimes unyielding power. We hear Paola Prestini’s opera, Oceanic Verses, that employs water as a thematic bond embracing the drama and linking various characters; Imagining Winter, by Matthew McBane, that paints a haunting portrait of winter through waning rhythms and slowly shifting chords; as well as works by Christine Southworth and many others.