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Season 2014

Season 2014

Please join The Esoterics for a season of new music on the theme of ‘choral ecologies.’


OCEANA:  Music of the oceans, lakes, and seas

7 8 9 March 2014

A concert of music inspired by the open water, including:

Oceana by Osvaldo Golijov,
Sea change by Richard Rodney Bennett,
Tre havsvisioner by Gösta Nystrœm,
and These oceans vast by Eric Banks.


SYLVANA:  Music of the forests, flowers, and trees

 2 9 10 11 May 2014

Finding shade in the forest canopy and the companionship of flowers, this program will include:

Lars Johan Werle’s Trees,
Benjamin Britten’s Five flower songs,
as well as music by Stephen Chatman,
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and Ildebrando Pizzetti.


AETHERIA:  Music of the sky, air, and atmosphere

3 4 5  October 2014

Looking to the sky and air around us, this concert will include:

Rudolf Escher’s Ciel, air, et vents
The Beaufort scale by Aulis Sallinen,
and three world premieres by the winners of thisyear’s POLYPHONOS competition:
Stef Connor, Greg Simon, and Dale Trumbore


FINE:  Irving Fine Centennial

5 6 7 December 2014

Celebrating the life and music of one of our most undersung American composers, The Esoterics is excited to offer this concert series that will feature Fine’s entire choral oeuvre including:

The hour-glass
An old song
and  The choral New Yorker