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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, March 5 2019 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

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 Thursday, February 21st @6:30pm
Sunday, February 24th @4:00pm
The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium 

Inspired by Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, we present a concert on the boundaries of religion centered around music by Igor Stravinsky. This concert will juxtapose some of Stravinsky’s earlier work with his Catholic mass and four brand new Density512 commissions including a new oratorio by Ben Stevenson.

Local composers make an appearance in a new commissioning project, Symphony of Proverbs, from the mind of Executive Director, Nicholas Perry Clark. Over the course of four different commissioning projects, the goal of Symphony of Proverbs is to create a new large scale work through multiple composers highlighting our different ways of thinking. Three recent Butler School of Music graduates, Adeliia Faizullina, Akshaya Avril Tucker, and Ben Stonaker, will write short movements as the first installment.

Among other guests at the concert will be Ben Stevenson, another recent Butler School of Music graduate who will be writing a brand new oratorio for winds and choir discussing the impact his religious beliefs have had on him. Martin Kesuma, local pianist, also makes his soloist debut with Density512 playing Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds.

Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1945 version)
 Igor Stravinsky

Mass (1944-48) interspersed with Symphony of Proverbs: Part I (2019-?)
 Mass I. Kyrie ... Igor Stravinsky
 *Wise Eyes, Moist Bones ... Ben Stonaker
 Mass II. Gloria
 *Reflections of Him ... Adeliia Faizullina
 Mass III. Credo
 *A-mara ... Akshaya Avril Tucker
 Mass IV. Sanctus

Concerto for Piano and Winds (1923-24, rev. 1950)
 Igor Stravinsky
 Martin Kesuma, piano

*Oratorio Corpus Christi (2018-19)
 Ben Stevenson

*denotes world premiere and Density512 commission


Budget for entire project

  • Commissions = $1760
  • Various soloists = $1300
  • Printing = $130
  • U-haul rental for four days = $300

Risks and challenges

This is an ambitious project. The music amounts to eighty minutes and includes brand new works as well as rather difficult works from the early twentieth century. With an excellent ensemble and a well-studied conductor we believe the repertoire can be managed in the time allotted.

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