2012 Performances (Creative Events)
Consolation X: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons. NB: The last of the ten works, titled "Forbidden City," is meant to give an overview of the composer's trip (evoking travels in all ten cities traveled to), and reflects elements of experiencing the Forbidden City in Beijing, on a private tour with one of the museum directors. A final note--this concert was given in memory of Virginia Bulpitt Beavon Briggs, mother of mezzo-soprano, Constance Beavon, friend of the composer.
The sheet music for this composition is available at http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:18750