Known as “Shadow Catcher” by some of the Native Americans that he photographed in the early 1900s, Edward Curtis took more than 40,000 images documenting the daily lives and traditions of over 80 tribes across North America. A concerto for brass quintet, Eric Ewazen’s Shadowcatcher was inspired by four of these photographs that focus on the Tewa, Chippewa, Navajo and Kwakiutl nations. This work features four corresponding movements titled “Offering to the Sun,” “Among the Aspens,” “The Vanishing Race” and “Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon.” The concert will also include pieces by J.S. Bach, Esther Ballou and Johannes Brahms.
J.S. Bach / Votta: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin (arr. Anthony Rivera)
J.S. Bach / Berio: “Contrapunctus XIX” from The Art of the Fugue
Esther Ballou: Suite for Winds
Johannes Brahms: Chorale Preludes (arr. Gunther/Boyd)
Eric Ewazen: Shadowcatcher