March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center
206 Waltham St
West Newton, MA 02465
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
Gathering Light @ Scandinavian Cultural Center | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

“Santons”, a dance choreographed by Kathy Hassinger, Artistic Director of Dance Currents Inc., to John Rutter’s “Suite Antique”. The dance is about the little saints or santons, clay figurines made in Provence. These depict French villagers rushing to the light of the nativity. They were made during the French Revolution when the churches were closed. Using the red clay of their own land, the people of Provence found a way to reinvent their religious icons. Jean Sibelius’ haunting “Malinconia” highlights piano and cello. “Dayspring,” is a dance done to music of the same name. Composer, Dr. Delvyn Case is a professor of music at Wheaton College. According to Dr. Case, “Dayspring” is a musical depiction of the challenge of holding onto hope despite living in a broken world. This ten minute piece is a musical expansion of that infinitesimal moment just before the sun appears above the horizon – that split second when the beauty of what we see reminds us of the possibility that hope and peace may be within our grasp.”

John Rutter, Suite Antique
Jean Sibelius, Malinconia
Del Case, Dayspring

Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin- flute
Todd Brunel – clarinet
Steve Laven – cello
Rebecca Plummer – Piano