Something new and something old character our March program as we present music for string orchestra. Caroline Shaw brings an Indi-rock vibe to our opening piece. George Walker’s stunning Lyric for Strings pays a profound respect to lost loves, and Grieg’s suite of dances From Holberg’s Time livens up some old-fashioned forms with jaunty rhythms and lyric intimacy.
- Caroline Shaw is only a “classical” composer part-time, she is also a singer with the groups “A Roomful of Teeth,” “Alarm with Sound,” and others.
- George Walker’s Lyric for Strings has recaptured the public’s attention—with hundreds of performances in the several years.
- Grieg maddened his “Holberg” suite on music from 100 years earlier, but infused it with a more romantic sounds in the slower movements, and a rhythmic excitement from his own time.