Minnesota Public Radio has posted another essay by Edward Kelsey Moore on their Classical MPR website. The new essay is titled: Crying in the Concert Hall. Have you ever heard a piece of music and felt like it was written just for you? Cellist and best-selling author Edward Kelsey Moore shares three stories that illustrate music's power to articulate feelings we can't express in words.
You can read the new essay if you click here. (A new page will open.) Did you miss the one from last month? Read The Perfect Sentence to Describe a Feeling by clicking here! If you enjoy Crying in the Concert Hall you can use social media to share it (or copy the link below and paste it into an email to send to your friends)!
Coming up on November 15th and 17th, Edward Kelsey Moore and his cello will be in the orchestra for Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead performances. The concerts explore the duality of grief and joy beginning with a festive, lively piece by Spanish composer Gerónimo Giménez. Next, Sibelius’ Valse triste, meaning “sad waltz,” brings a reflective mood to the hall, taking audiences into a nostalgic memory. It isn’t long before Arturo Rodríguez’s Mosaico Mexicano uplifts the mood, bringing you into a world of folkloric sound and rhythm.
The performance continues with a collaboration between Sinfonietta and Redmoon Theater, who will present a beautiful display of shadow puppetry. Redmoon retells the story of Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo by interweaving visuals of fire, love, and dance with the sounds of the orchestra. The concert will come to a close with a rollicking performance of Danzón No.2, a piece by one of Mexico’s greatest living composers, Arturo Marquez. Click here for info & tickets!
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 ~ 8:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 ~ 7:30 pm
Symphony Center ~ Chicago, IL