Copland House Presents UNDERSCORED: Jalbert Crossings

JAN 25, 2021 | 1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM

Presents Jalbert Crossings



January 25, 2021: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM





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The production highlights the migration of people voyaging into new and unfamiliar places and features music from Copland House artists: Linda Chesis, flute; Derek Bermel, clarinet; Harumi Rhodes, violinist; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cellist; Michael Boriskin, pianist in celebration of Peirre Jalbert, who is lauded by The New York Times as “an acknowledged chamber music master.” The complete performance will be preceded by a brief introductory conversation with the composer and followed by a live Q&A with the viewers.

“Wonderful music, warm performances, full of humanity and empathy, confident and transparent." -New York Classical Review

This dynamic work traces Jalbert’s own French-Canadian-American ancestry. Crossings, from 2011, is built around a folk song from Quebec, Quand j’ai parti du Canada (“When I Left Canada”), which is heard in full and in its pure form only in the serene middle section of the work; both before and after that, the striking, somewhat mournful tune is deconstructed, reinterpreted, reassembled, and reordered in all kinds of inventive and unexpected ways. This program features a complete performance by Music from Copland House of this remarkable work, preceded by a brief introductory conversation with the composer, and followed by a live Q&A with viewers.

Join us for the full UNDERSCORED series this Spring! Save the date, February 22, 2021 for our very own John Musto and his premiere of Sonata for Cell and Piano.