Singing the Dance of Life:
Spring 2019 Concerts
Todd Goranson, Saxophone
From Gregorian chant to the stately rhythms of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, from the music of today’s finest composers to classics from the American Songbook, this year’s spring concert explores a variety of repertoire that celebrates the dance of life.
Bach’s motet Lobet den Herrn dances with joy in praise to God, contrasting with the peaceful reflections of evening in Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger.
Quiet moments are captured in Ola Gjeilo’s Evening Prayer and Howard Helvey’s arrangement of Steal Away, both accompanied by saxophone, as well as in Eric Whitacre’s beloved Seal Lullaby.
No Mirrors in My Nana’s House and Let the Life I’ve Lived Speak for Me portray cherished pictures from the past, those transcendent times in our lives that are remembered forever.
Get out your dancing shoes for some popular standards from the American Songbook, including Give My Regards to Broadway, The Way You Look Tonight, and It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).
Join us in a concert of timeless music that will stir your heart, make you smile, and maybe even inspire you to get up and dance!
Audience members are invited to attend receptions following both performances.