Concert

Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 4:00 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA
While the PWC has embarked on many musical adventures around the world, we keep the Bay Area close to our hearts. With each new journey, we are more deeply connected with one another and the Earth, much like the threads of a quilt.
The PWC’s spring concert weaves through the diverse cultures and social changes that are represented in the Bay Area. This concert spotlights Ron Jeffers’ Native American themes in We Wake the Day and This we know, David Conte’s authentic arrangements of Three Mexican Folksongs, and east-meets-west settings of Basho's haiku poetry in On a Mountain Path by Peter Knell, creating a rich tapestry of endless discoveries. We bring the season to a close with the traditional Appalachian folksong Will the Circle Be Unbroken, celebrating the power of song to create community.

CONCERT TEASER:


CompositionComposer/ArrangerNotes
We Wake the DayRon Jeffers 1943-
This We KnowRon Jeffers 1943-composed in 1987
The Winged Joy - 2. The MessageKirke Mechem 1925-
The Winged Joy - 3. The CynicKirke Mechem 1925-
The Winged Joy - 4. A FarewellKirke Mechem 1925-
The Winged Joy - 7. You say there is no loveKirke Mechem 1925-
Three Mexican Folksongs - 1. La MartinianaDavid Conte 1955-World premiere
Three Mexican Folksongs - 2. La BrujaDavid Conte 1955-World premiere
Three Mexican Folksongs - 3. La LloronaDavid Conte 1955-World premiere
On a Mountain Path (Basho) - I. natsu kodachi (summer grove)Peter Knell 1970-
On a Mountain Path (Basho) - II. sumiregusa (a wild violet)Peter Knell 1970-
On a Mountain Path (Basho) - III. hibari yori (higher than the lark)Peter Knell 1970-
On a Mountain Path (Basho) - IV. kiri shigure (misty showers)Peter Knell 1970-
On a Mountain Path (Basho) - V. tsuki no tomo (my friend the moon)Peter Knell 1970-
displacement: II. Overheard in Silicon ValleyEric Tuan 1990-commissioned by the PWC
displacement: IV. Frosty nightEric Tuan 1990-commissioned by the PWC
displacement: V. San FranciscoEric Tuan 1990-commissioned by the PWC
I'm going' up a yonderWalter Hawkins 1949-2010
arr: Martin Sirvatka
Will the Circle Be Unbrokentrad. Appalachian
arr: J. David Moore