Friday, September 20, 2019

7:30 PM
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McGlothlin Center for the Arts
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McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College
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TWINGE is scored for soprano, piano and clarinet and was written for HAVEN.  The text for TWINGE was adapted with permission from Barry Bearak’s New York Times Magazine November 27, 2005 cover story, “The Day the Sea Came”. Bearak’s text tells the stories of six survivors of the 2004 tsunami.  TWINGE was commissioned through the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. The work is dedicated to the memories of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the December 26, 2004 Indonesian tsunami.

  • “For the earth, it was just a twingeLast Dec. 26, at 7:59 a.m., one part of the planet’s undersea crust made an abrupt shift beneath another along a 750-mile seam near the island of Sumatra. The tectonic plates had been grating against each other for millenniums, and now the higher of the two was lifted perhaps 60 feet. For a planet where landmasses are in constant motion across geological time, the event was of no great moment. But for people — who mark the calendar in days and months rather than eons — a monumental catastrophe had begun, not only the largest earthquake in 40 years but also the displacement of billions of tons of water, unleashing a series of mammoth waves: a tsunami…”
    • – Barry Bearak, in “The Day the Sea Came”, The New York Times, November 27, 2005 © 2005 The New York Times. All rights reserved.

Ensemble Name
Lindsay Kesselman, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Midori Koga
Speakers / Participants
Barry Bearak
Jon Magnussen

McGlothlin Center for the Arts
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