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After the concert

Left to right: John McDonld, Aaron Larget-Caplan, Elizaneth, Martin Max Schreiner, Jeannette Chechile, Jeffery Shivers. Photo: Catherine Larget-Caplan

Left to right: John McDonld, Aaron Larget-Caplan, Elizaneth, Martin Max Schreiner, Jeannette Chechile, Jeffery Shivers. Photo: Catherine Larget-Caplan

Taken after the March 10th concert in Distler Hall, Tufts Uiversity, with fellow performer Aaron Larget-Capllan, and composers John McDonald, Martin Max Schreiner, Jeannette Chechile, and Jeffery Shivers.

Photo: Catherine Larget-Caplan

Photo: Catherine Larget-Caplan

Elizabeth plays Koku (The Sky) during the concert at Distler Hall.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014. 10:30AM. Requiem, by Karl Jenkins.

Karl Jenkins, Composer

Karl Jenkins, Composer

First Church of Belmont UU, MA. Directed by Alfa Joy Radford, Minister of Music and Organist

This piece by Karl Jenkins, a contemporary Welsh composer, features a chorus which sings in Latin and Japanese, and juxtaposes and overlaps psalms with haiku; the chords and overtones are eerie, unexpected and exquisite. The shakuhachi plays over and through the lyrics and orchestration.

The Poems:

 Gozan: “The snow of yesterday that fell like cherry blossoms is water once again”

Issho: “From deep in my heart how beautiful are the snow clouds in the west”‘

Hokusai: “Now as a spirit I shall roam the summer fields”

Kaga no Chiyo: “Having seen the moon even I take leave of this life with a blessing”

Banzan: “Farewell, I pass as all things do like dew on the grass”

Check out this video with the composer:

Requiem: http://www.karljenkins.com/video/view/karl-jenkins-requiem-interview-1

404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, Tel: (617) 484-1054 Ext. 206; http://uubelmont.org/

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3PM An Afternoon of Japanese Flute

takagi solo 2002

The Varis Performing Arts Series, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA

To be held in the Kohnstamm Conference Room of the Jean Mayer Administration Building
201 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/grafton/

Elizabeth Reian will describe the early history of the shakuhachi, and include a selection of pieces that will range from early to contemporary, including an instrumental piece, Song of the Moon, and City of Lights, by John McDonald; with time for questions at the end.

Fans, come with your cameras and send me some pics! Signed CDs available at the venue.

Elizabeth’s performance to appear in new Erenberg CD

Elizabeth’s performance of  Breeze/Seeds/Sun/Growth, by Jeannette Chechile, composing at Tufts University, will be featured in a duo with flutist Elizabeth Erenberg  as a part of Erenberg’s new CD. Erenberg plans to release her CD in spring of 2014. It features new music by contemporary composers for flute in combination with different instruments.