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Music of the Japanese Aesthetic: Imaginable Beauty
October 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$20
Wilton’s own Music on the Hill invites you to its first concert of the fall season, performed by the women of the 16-member professional ensemble, the Chamber Chorus, and by the handbell ensemble, Jubilate Ringers. David H. Connell and Ellen Dickinson will direct.
The two choral works feature settings of Japanese poetry: The Winter Cantata of Vincent Persichetti is a sequence of haiku written by the great masters of that poetic form; and the suite Tsukimi (Moon-Viewing) by Peter Gilbert is a setting of eight texts, taken from 1000-yr old texts, in which each of the eight singers has a solo role. In addition, the Jubilate Ringers will premiere “Moonlight on the Lake,” a suite of Japanese songs arranged for handbells by Dickinson.
The acoustics and open natural space in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Church in Westport with its walls of windows and soaring ceiling will add to the experience. A $20 donation is suggested but not required. Refreshments will be offered following the performance. Please join us! For more info about Music on the Hill and its busy fall season, see the Music on the Hill website.