Concerts For Our Time looks to expand on the usual subjects and composers we hear in concert, in order to challenge the listener and explore those voices that are most relevant to us today. These concerts seek to explore Seabury’s mission of making exceptional music created and heard by all people.
Proceeds from all concerts will go to causes of the performers’ choice, as listed below.
Concerts are Sundays throughout the season at 5pm. Concerts are by donation only unless otherwise specified.
March 1, 2020: Songs for Lost Souls
This program, featuring English and Spanish art song, explores the plight of the modern immigrant, and delves into themes of war, migration, separation, and death. Proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee.
March 15, 2020: Miraculous Convergence
Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, written while the groundbreaking French composer was a prisoner of war during World War II, was born out of a miraculous collision of diverse influences, political ideologies and religious beliefs under the most unlikely circumstances. “Miraculous Convergence” will chronicle the amazing story of the quartet and the people who brought it to life, as well as the contemporary resonances of this timeless music. With the Center for Musical Excellence: Min Kwon, Graeme Steele Johnson, Suliman Tekalli and Ari Evan
May 31, 2020: Hidden Mothers
The Rhythm Method performs works by historical female composers that have been unfairly ignored and forgotten by the institutions, historians, and musicians that have created the classical canon as we know it. With Leah Asher, violin; Marina Kifferstein, violin; Wendy Richman, viola; Meaghan Burke, cello.
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