In The ‘Hood

In The ‘Hood @ Sunday, April 18th, 5:00 PM PDT, in program order.
Chamber music by members of Cascadia Composers up and down the West Coast, from Bellingham, WA to the Los Angeles area, including composers in Portland, Forest Grove, Lake Oswego, Vancouver and Eugene.
In The ‘Hood is a collaboration between Cascadia Composers and Friends of Rain, Lewis & Clark College’s new music ensemble. Performances feature varying subgroups of the LC music performance faculty.
The ensemble’s mission is to perform the music of the 20th- and 21st centuries, including works by emerging composers, established composers, and Lewis & Clark faculty composers, with an emphasis on the music of the last fifty years.
Friends of Rain Artistic Director: Michael Johanson
Remembrance (Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek)
William Toutant
Heather Mastel-Lipson, Hae-Jin Kim, violins; Casey Bozell, viola; Heather Blackburn, violoncello
American Waters
Lisa Neher
Lisa Neher, mezzo-soprano
Lyrics (arranged by the composer):
My Bonnie
Away you rolling river
I cannot cross
Build me a boat
I cannot cross o’er you rolling river
Down by the river
Down the sea
I’m bound away
Bound gently down
Over the ocean
The Tao of Clouds
Adam Eason
Casey Bozell, violin; Rebecca Stager, piano
Nonet, “Passacaglia” movement
Andrew Lewinter
Members of the Brno Philharmonic; Brno, Czechia
Dust and Shadows
John G. Bilotta
Jenny Estrin, violin; Sequoia, piano
Eternal Gardens
Michael Johanson
Susan DeWitt Smith, piano
Piano Trio No. 1
Alexander LaFollett
Hae-Jin Kim, violin; Heather Blackburn, violoncello; Sequoia, piano
Five Pieces for Unaccompanied Cello
I. The Realization; II. Conflict; III. Prayer; IV. Resolution; V. The Future.
Liz Nedela
Nancy Ives, violoncello
The Cabaret of Theresienstadt
Gary Noland
Anna Haagenson, soprano; Stephanie Thompson, piano
The Cabaret of Theresienstadt
When all our dreams are over
Will then be part of now?
Ask me that tomorrow.
I will try to tell you how.
Muss ich, ohne Ziel,
Bleibt immer herein?
Es war einmal
Es wird einmal wieder sein.
Will once upon a time
Be what will be again?
Wait, until tomorrow
For we will find out, then.
Muss ich, ohne Ziel,
Bleibt immer herein?
Es war einmal
Es wird einmal wieder sein.
When we awake tomorrow
What do you think we’ll find?
That tomorrow is a place
If it cannot be a time.
Muss ich, ohne Ziel,
Bleibt immer herein?
Es war einmal
Es wird einmal wieder sein.
— Alexander Theroux
Lesley Sommer
Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble; Arun Chandra, director
Summer is a-coming in–
Loudly sing, cuckoo!
Groweth seed and bloweth mead
And springeth the wood new.
Sing, cuckoo!
Ewe bleateth after lamb,
Loweth after calf cow,
Bullock starteth, buck farteth–
Merrily sing, cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo,
Well singest thou, cuckoo!
Cease thou never now.
Sing, cuckoo, now!
— Anonymous, 13th century

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