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Aftermath – Friday, March 24 at 8 pm




Heidi Moss, soprano
Joel Pattinson, violin
Peter Myers, cello
Paul Schrage, piano 

Kurt Erickson – Here, Bullet (texts by Brian Turner, Iraq war veteran)
1. Here, Bullet
4. Curfew
Richard Strauss – Four Last Songs
3. Beim Schlafenegehn (Time to Sleep)
Arson Fahim
Hiraeth for Piano Trio

Ned Rorem Aftermath

The events of 9/11 and its aftermath had a profound effect on us as individuals and on the world as a whole. This program invites the audience to reflect on the violence that occurred on September 11, 2001, as well as the 20 years of war that followed.

The program concludes with Ned Rorem’s response to 9/11, Aftermath. Mr. Rorem, a pacifist, opened the program notes to Aftermath with these words: “In the wake of the September 11th shock, I asked what a thousand other composers must have asked: what is the point of music now? But it soon grew clear that music was the only point. Indeed, the future will judge us, as it always judges the past, by our art more than by our armies.”

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