ECOTONES: A Musical Ecology of Wisconsin

Special Earth Day Concert
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
8:00 PM
Promenade Hall
Overture Center for the Arts

Free and open to the public.

New compositions about Wisconsin's environment, by University of Wisconsin-Madison musicians in celebration of the 40th Earth Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies


HORIZONS for Tenor, Clarinet, Horn, Cello, and Piano, by Douglas Hill (2009)
Text drawn from the book Open Horizons, by Sigurd F. Olson

SEASONS for Brass Quintet, by John Stevens (1987)

The Wisconsin Brass Quintet


THE AWAKENING LAND for guitar, piano, and ebow, by Chris Bocast (2010)
In three movements: I. The South Wind; II. A Thousand Voices; III. The Ready Soil
Inspired by the evocative descriptions of the return of spring to Wisconsin by Ben Logan

GATHERINGS for "class-grass" ensemble, by Michael Bell (2010)
In three movements: I. Minan (Berries); II. Minikanan (Seeds); III. Minissah (Land)
Text drawn from a medley of Wisconsin environmental writers.

MARSHLAND from the composition Scenes from Sand County, by Douglas Hill (1999). Text drawn from the book A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold

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