New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra
Saturday February 9, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Join the members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra as they “reframe classical music”. The program “Transcendence” explores the deeply spiritual minimalism of Arvo Pärt, Henryk Górecki, and John Tavener.
John Tavener “Mahashakti”
Henryk Górecki “Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 40”
Arvo Pärt “Tabula Rasa”
The program includes Pärt's remarkable "Tabula Rasa", written for two solo violinists, prepared piano, and strings, as well as Górecki's driving Harpsichord Concerto. A highlight of the program is the North American premiere of "Mahashakti" by John Tavener, written for solo violin and strings, punctuated by the quiet tolling of a gong, functioning almost as a call to prayer.