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"Golden Hour" by Gaurav Agrawal ©2016 used by permission

DESERT VISIONS
Thursday, March 16, 2017 — 7:30pm
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA

San Diego New Music presents a program curated by pianist and composer CHRISTOPHER ADLER
with Allison Adams, saxophones and Dustin Donahue, percussion

San Diego's eastern escarpment plunges into the vast and forbidding Sonoran desert—a true land of drought interrupted by rare and precious deluge. The desert climate lays bare the earth and its history; the vastness of time and space impress upon the senses with ecstatic clarity. Desert Visions is a journey through the desert sublime, a hallucinatory passage through geologic and spiritual time, with visions at the edge of prehistoric seas and in cavernous valleys. Curator Christopher Adler presents two of his compositions, Strata for solo celesta and Song for a Form Carved by Water for solo saxophone, along with Walk in Beauty by legend of west coast postminimalism Peter Garland, and two works that feature saxophonist Allison Adams, Christohper's colleague from the annual nief-norf Summer Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Christopher Adler – Song for a Form Carved by Water
Jeff Herriott – I stood on the shore and looked up at the birds
Christopher Adler – Strata
Peter Garland – Walk in Beauty
Somei Satoh – Hikari

Read the program notes

$25 General Admission / $20 Athnaeum Members, seniors / $5 Students
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PREVIEW THE MUSIC

Christopher Adler, Song for a Form Carved by Water for soprano saxophone and drones
Peter Garland, Walk in Beauty for solo piano (excerpt)

ABOUT THE COMPOSERS

Peter Garland
Jeff Herriott
Somei Satoh
Christopher Adler

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Christopher Adler
Allison Adams
Dustin Donahue

CONCERT PROGRAM TIMING

Adler, Song – 8 minutes
Herriott – 9 minutes
Adler, Strata – 14 minutes
Garland – 20 minutes
Satoh – 9 minutes
Total concert time including intermission – about 75 minutes

 
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