Brian Jacobson

Thanksgiving for Present Music, in pictures and sound

By - Nov 23rd, 2009 03:51 pm

Present Music helds its annual Thanksgiving concert Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of St. John, and featured new work from Alexandra du Bois. Featured in our five-minute photographic slideshow is audio samples from PM’s sound engineer Marty Butorac and includes the opening and closing prayers by the Bucks Native American Singing and Drumming Group, contributions by The Milwaukee’s Children’s Choir and Milwaukee Choral Artists, and organ work by Karen Baumont. Particular highlights include the strings from Eric Segnitz, Naha Greenholtz, Brek Renzelman, Olga Tuzhilkov, Adrien Zitoun, and Andrew Raciti. The ensemble is rounded out by members Les Thimmig, Steve Ahearn, and Linda Edelstein. Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim conducts, and thanks goes out to Managing Director Eric Lind.

For Tom Strini’s in-depth review from the concert, follow this link now.

Present Music Thanksgiving concert from ThirdCoast Digest on Vimeo.
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Program Notes:

1. Opening Song – Traditional
(preformed by the Bucks Native American Singing and Drumming Group)

2. An en Wassern zu Babel saβen wir und weinten – Arvo Pärt

3. Da pacem Domine – Arvo Pärt

4. Psalm (Sámi Yoik) – Frode Fjellheim

5. Estonian Lullaby – Arvo Pärt
featuring Indra Brussabardis and Larissa Clopton

6. Satyagraha (Conclusion) – Philip Glass

7. Yiddishbbuk – Osvaldo Golijov

8. In Beauty, May I Walk – Alexandra du Bois
world premiere commissioned by Paul Meissner

9. Psalm 124 – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

10. Earth Shall Be Fair – Genevan Psalter, Claude Goudimel

11. Friendship Dance, Closing Song – Traditional

0 thoughts on “Thanksgiving for Present Music, in pictures and sound”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Brian, this is great. Thanks so much. — Tom

  2. Anonymous says:

    This so beautifully embodies the Present Music experience. Thank you for creating and sharing this!

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