Thursday, February 13, 2020
The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 17th St N, Minneapolis
The Basilica is one of the great, grandiose spaces in the Twin Cities, and MacPhail is proud to continue our multi-year collaboration presenting programs in this unique place of worship.
Reverberations explores the aspects of space, time, and music, alongside the spirituality evoked by the majestic columns, cavernous ceiling, and dignified statues. Artistic director Mischa Santora (a former member of the Basilica parish) composed a piece based on poems by Eliot, Rilke, and Merwin. It is intended as a tribute to both the beauty of the building as well as the Basilica’s mission of inclusion, equity, social justice, and environmental consciousness.
Cortege et Litanie | Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)
“Appel Interstellaire” from Des canyons aux étoiles | Olivier Messiaen
Apparition de l’Eglise eternelle | Olivier Messiaen (1935-19)
Songs for a Cavernous Space (premiere) | Mischa Santora (b. 1971)
Annum per annum (1980) | Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
A (Agnus Dei)
At the River | Aaron Copland
Eternal Life | Olive Dungan
A Simple Song | Leonard Bernstein
Performers: Dennis Petersen, tenor; Christopher Stroh, organ; Mike Alexander, horn