Wind Ensemble Concert

Wind Ensemble Concert

Life on this earth first emerged from the sea. As the polar ice melts and sea level rises, we humans find ourselves facing the prospect that once again we may quite literally become ocean.” - John Luther Adams

As part of a multi-disciplinary community engagement project surrounding environmental and social justice issues, this concert by the SJSU Wind Ensemble and their conductor, Dr. David Vickerman, features compositions inspired by water and poetry.

The program includes Ara Batur by Sigur Ros and Ecstatic Waters by Steven Bryant. It will also feature the premiere of a new composition for live electronics and wind ensemble by Tina Tallon. This piece was commissioned by San Jose State University Bands and other ensembles from across the nation. In her description of the piece, Tina states “One of the most imminent threats facing the globe is that of man-made climate change; between the melting of ice sheets and thermal expansion, scientists estimate that global sea levels may rise up to 2.5m over the rest of the 21st century, forcing the hundreds of millions of people living in coastal cities around the world from their homes.

Date(s) - March 20, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Hammer Theatre

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