COMING EVENTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 7:00 P.M. SCHOOL OF MUSIC COURTYARD AND KATZIN CONCERT HALL VISIONS OF CREATION: AN EARTH DAY CONCERT ASU Gamelan “Children of the Mud Volcano,” ASU Chamber Singers and ASU Chamber Players Featuring La création du monde by Milhaud. Ted Solis, David Schildkret and Gary Hill, conductors Tickets: $10 (students, $5) Available at Herberger Institute Box Office, phone 480-965-6447 http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/events/tickets/box_office.php SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 7:30 P.M. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MESA 15 E 1ST AVE, MESA IN NATURE’S REALM Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus Bartlett Evans and Ashley Conway, conductors Tickets: $10 (students, $5) Available at Herberger Institute Box Office, phone 480-965-6447 http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/events/tickets/box_office.php WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 7:30 P.M. GAMMAGE AUDITORIUM THE CREATION BY JOSEPH HAYDN ASU Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs David Schildkret, conductor Admission free ASU CHORAL PROGRAM and the MARSTON THEATER present BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY: TIME, SPACE, NATURE Laura Tohe, poet ASU Chamber Singers David Schildkret, conductor April 17, 18, and 19 Marston Exploration Theater This is a CREATION PROJECT EVENT. For More Information: creationproject.herberger.asu.edu School of Music PROGRAM IV. Selections from Songs of Nature, Opus 63 I. One Household High and Low (Wendell Berry) In the beginning of creation (Genesis) Andrew Maxfield (b. 1980) Daniel Pinkham (1923 – 2006) Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904) Melodies steal into my heart Slender young birch Geographical Fugue (for speaking chorus) Ernst Toch (1887 – 1964) II. Poetry Reading by Laura Tohe III. Sicut cervus (Psalm 42) Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594) “Sunset” from Due West (Tara Wohlberg) Thou Whose Harmony is the Music of the Spheres (Robert French Leavens) Rachel Messing, oboe III. Poetry Reading by Laura Tohe ASU CHAMBER SINGERS Nathan Uhl, rehearsal pianist David Schildkret, conductor Bernny Apodaca Se Hoon Kim Frances Bingham John Kraft Carey Brant Vanessa Naghdi Christina Cullers Julie Neish Ryan Downey Andrew Peck Kellie Egging Miriam Schildkret Melanie Holm Katherine Thilakaratne Chelsea Janzen Asleif Willmer Stephen Chatman (b. 1950) Chatman MARSTON EXPLORATION THEATER Ric Alling, Manager Visualization specialists: Reid Landeen James Cornelison Jacob Burba The Marston Exploration Theater is a public outreach program of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Director. TEXTS One household, high and low Wendell Berry In the beginning of creation Genesis 1:1-3 The dark around us, come, Let us meet here together, Members one of another, Here in our holy room. In the beginning of creation, when God made heaven and earth, the earth was without form and void, with darkness over the face of the abyss. And all the earth shall sing, Light, leaf, foot, hand, and wing, Such order as we know, One household, high and low. And a mighty wind that swept over the surface of the waters. God said, ‘Let there be light’, And there was light. Here on our little floor, Here in the daylit sky, Rejoicing mind and eye, Rejoining known and knower. And all the earth shall sing, Light, leaf, foot, hand, and wing, Such order as we know, One household, high and low. Sicut cervus Psalm 42:1 Sicut cervus desiderat ad fonts aquarum, Ita desiderat, anima mea ad te Deus. As the deer longs for running waters, So my soul longs for you, my God. Sunset Tara Wohlberg Thou Whose Harmony is the Music of the Spheres Robert French Leavens When the sun sets West, Feathered shift of sky, Satin clouds undress, Heaven’s kiss bids the flat light goodbye. Thou whose harmony is the music of the spheres, By our presence here with one another, In thy presence, may some of the harshness, May some of the discord of our human lives, May some be transmutted into music. A new song in our hearts may there be, And a new harmony in our beings, So we shall return to our many duties, By our presence here with one another, May there be a new harmony, With fresh courage, with rejoicing, And with eagerness. Amen. Endless calm, red mist, Glist’ning golden beams, Gently they are kissed, By night’s dark melting blaze of dreams. Songs of Nature Melodies Steal Into My Heart Melodies steal into my heart; I never know how melodies do it. You would not ask the grass to know Whence come the diamonds that bedew it? ‘Round me the world grows still and clear As Nature greets the new day’s sunrise; Now beauty fills my soul with joy, Now tender sadness moistens my eyes. Dewdrops from moonlit sky appear; And from a heart that’s filled with joy and sorrow Thence come the songs we love to hear, And thence comes all hope for a brighter new day, And thence comes hope for a brighter morrow. Slender Young Birch Slender you birch, how straight you grow, Green and silver, there on the hill, Banishing thoughts of winter snow, Promising rose and daffodil. Buds form and swell, blossoms unfold, Till all spring’s glory we behold, While branches stir and gently wave, Joining in praise of their Maker. Birch tree, your feath’ry robe of green Shyly bids the breezes to play; Whisp’ring, they tell of things they’ve seen While wand’ring through this April day, Building their nests in ev’ry tree, Birds sing again their roundelay, And all of Nature soon will be Greeting the lovely month of May. What could that magic tone have been, Sounding like shawn or violin? ‘Tis the enchanting carol of spring Through all of Nature echoing. Geographical Fugue Trinidad! And the big Mississippi and the town Honolulu and the lake Titicaca, the Popocatepetl is not in Canada, rather in Mexico, Mexico, Mexico! Canada, Málaga, Rimini, Brindisi Yes, Tibet! Nagasaki! Yokohama! Trinidad!
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