Creation myths connect all cultures of the world, representing our shared humanity and creative inquisitiveness about the genesis of life. Join Apollo for a concert exploring the Judeo-Christian, African, and Australian perspectives on this universal question.
Program features a newly commissioned work based on Australian aboriginal Dreamtime poetry by Christopher Walczak, Professor of Composition at Southern Illinois University, and a premiere arrangement of Haydn’s Creation for chamber ensemble. Soloists and guest artists include members of Cantare Houston, Houston Chamber Choir, and Rice University faculty and alumni.
Panel discussion at 7:30 PM with the composer and Nana Booker, Director of Booker-Lowe Gallery of Aboriginal art, moderated by St. John Flynn.
- Christopher Walczak: Four Dreams | 20x2020 No. 9 WORLD PREMIERE
- Milhaud: 'la Creation du monde', for double string quartet, Arr. Daniel Seidenberg
- Grammy-winning arrangement
- Josef Haydn: 'The Creation' (Part I), Arr. Lorento Golofeev
Guest Artists & Soloists
Featuring eight members of Cantare in the Haydn chorus (singers TBA)
- Lynelle Rowley, soprano, Houston Chamber Choir
- Eduardo Tercero, tenor, Cantare Houston
- Brendan Emig, bass, Bach Society Houston
- Adam LaMotte, violin, Portland Baroque Orchestra
- Sonja Harasim, violin, Assistant Professor at Concordia College (Fargo, ND)
- James Dunham, viola, Professor at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
- Deborah Dunham, double bass
20x2020 No. 9 generously underwritten by Dr. Adam Chandler