Classic Structures – Temple University Wind Symphony
Emily Threinen, conductor
This concert featrures the premiere of Nightfall Hysteria, a large-scale work for wind symphony. This piece is comprised of fast-moving rhythms and complex textures that depict the creeping madness that midnight can sometimes bring us. Anticipation is a powerful thing. In the form of anxiety it can keep us awake at night, writhing in terror and despair; as excitement it can act as a fuel for our most profound achievements. Nightfall Hysteria focuses largely on the former: the self-inflicted wounds we suffer when contemplating some dreaded fate in the dark of night. It is often those events that we are powerless to change that cause us the most aggravation. This work explores these complex emotions in seven parts, correlating to the form of a classical rondo.
Date(s) - 03/23/2012
Temple Performing Arts Center