Music of the wilds and the countryside. Tan Dun’sSecret of Wind and Birds mimics sounds and colors found in nature, incorporating birdsong activated by audience members on their cell phones. Michael Gandolfi’s tribute to a garden in Scotland follows a tradition first established by Respighi, who introduced recorded birdsong into concert music in 1924 with his brilliant Pines of Rome.
In partnership with Conservatory Lab Charter School; Revolution of Hope, Roxbury; Boston University Tanglewood Institute; Mass Audubon; and The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Scotland.
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture
Tan Dun Secret of Wind and Birds
Aaron Copland Music for Movies
Michael Gandolfi The Garden of Cosmic Speculation – Part I
Ottorino Respighi The Pines of Rome
*If it also rains on July 14, this concert will be moved indoors to Kresge Auditorium at MIT.