Adam Schoenberg - Symphony No. 2
October 19, 2018
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Mallory Thompson conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a performance of Adam Schoenberg’s Symphony No. 2: Migration.
- I. March
March is the catalyst for change. Whether personal or political, it represents the conflict that is taking place within the country of origin.
- II. Dreaming
Dreaming is the vision of what awaits. It is the inspiration that allows one to take the leap and begin the journey.
- III. Escape
Escape represents the uprooting. Whether crossing illegally, going through Ellis Island, etc. It embodies the anxiety, hope, and fear of leaving everything behind.
- IV. Crossing
Crossing captures the feelings associated with leaving your homeland and entering a completely unfamiliar place.
- V. Beginning
Beginning represents the culmination of the journey. It is the start of a new life where anything is possible.
This performance was included a concert that also featured works by Jennifer Higdon, winner of the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition.