Aperio, Music of the Americas presents Resonant Changes: Popular Revolutions in American Music
Aperio kicks off its 10th anniversary concert season with Resonant Changes: Popular Revolutions in American Music, a genre-bending program featuring recent works by composers Judd Greenstein, Gabriel Kahane, Kenji Bunch, and Joseph Williams, II. Reflecting an eclectic, inclusive, and cosmopolitan sensibility, the music by these composers reveals a stylistic fluidity that draws a spirited picture of American classical music in the 21st century.
The darkly brewed humor of Joseph Williams’ Homage to Tom Waits is set in contrast against the hopeful ebullience of Kenji Bunch’s Cookbook. Gabriel Kahane’s poetic and emotional vocal cycle The Memory Palace and Judd Greenstein’s beat driven Change Trilogy evoke intersections of memory and place, alternating poignant and spacious lyricism with spontaneous joy. By turns elegiac and celebratory, Resonant Changes displays powerful new trajectories in today’s classical music that above all celebrate the present moment.