Like a Religion

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Like a Religion

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Thursday, February 21st @6:30pm
Sunday, February 24th @4:00pm

The Blanton Museum of Art

Inspired by Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin and the music of Igor Stravinsky, Like a Religion explores the boundaries of religious and secular life. We’ll present two of Stravinsky’s early secular works, Symphonies for Wind Instruments and the Concerto for Piano and Winds, alongside his Catholic Mass for choir and wind instruments. Local composers Adeliia Faizullina, Akshaya Avril Tucker, and Ben Stonaker showcase religious diversity by each writing a movement of the Density512 commissioned Symphony of Proverbs. To close the show we’ll give the world premiere of Ben Stevenson’s oratorio for winds and choir (also a Density512 commission!) that expresses the impact of his religious beliefs.

Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1945 version)
Igor Stravinsky

Mass (1944-48) interspersed with Symphony of Proverbs: Part I (2019-?) 
Mass I. Kyrie ... Igor Stravinsky
*Wise Eyes, Moist Bones ... Ben Stonaker
Mass II. Gloria 
Mass III. Credo
*Reflections of Him ... Adeliia Faizullina
Mass IV. Sanctus
*A-mara ... Akshaya Avril Tucker
Mass V. Agnus Dei

Concerto for Piano and Winds (1923-24, rev. 1950)
Igor Stravinsky
Martin Kesuma, piano

*Oratorio Corpus Christi (2018-19)
Ben Stevenson

* denotes world premiere performance and Density512 commission

NOTE: The performance on February 21st is free with admission to The Blanton Museum of Art. There is no need to buy a ticket online for February 21st, though you are welcome to make a contribution to Density512 if you’d like to attend.

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