November 14 – 29, 2020
This fall Musiqa begins its 2020-2021 season with the world premiere of a new work celebrating the human fascination with the night sky and the universe. Composer Trevor Weston’s “Stars” utilizes stellar seismology research recordings to create a new interpretation of the “music of the spheres.” The text will be drawn from the poem of the same name by Robert Hayden, the first African-American writer to hold the office of Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (since renamed U.S. Poet Laureate.) Musiqa will also proudly present a reading by poet Donika Kelly.
5:00-Midnight Central Time
Noon-Midnight Central Time
Trevor Weston’s music has been called a “gently syncopated marriage of intellect and feeling.” (Detroit Free Press) In 2019 his Juba for Strings won the 2019 Sonori/New Orleans Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition. Musiqa’s performance will feature our renowned resident artist, soprano Karol Bennett, and a stellar ensemble of musicians, including Amanda Galick (flute), Maiko Sasaki (clarinet), Laura Bleakley (piano), Jackson Guillen (violin) and Mayara Velasquez (cello). This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
- Saturday, November 14: 5:00 pm till midnight (CT)
- Sunday, November 15: noon till midnight (CT)
- Saturday, November 21: 5:00 pm till midnight (CT)
- Sunday, November 22: noon till midnight (CT)
- Saturday, November 28: 5:00 pm till midnight (CT)
- Sunday, November 29: noon till midnight (CT)
The suggested ticket price is $25, but all tickets will be Pay-What-You-Can: patrons are encouraged to support this new work to the best of their ability, but not let finances stand in the way of joining us.