SONGBOOK features David Maslanka's beautiful work of the same name for alto saxophone and marimba. To continue with the theme of songs, Andrew Beall's Song of 'Almah sets the text of the Song of Solomon to music for soprano and marimba. Brad Mehldau is known for his Grammy-winning piano trio, but he also collaborates with the best singers, writing original songs for Renee Fleming, Anne Sophie von Otter and Ian Bostridge. We will share one selection from his setting of Rainier Maria Rilke's Book of Hours. Finally, in Come Down Heavy, Evan Chambers transforms well-known American folksongs into a thrilling piece for violin, saxophone and piano.
Caitlin Cisler (soprano), Jesse Dochnahl (saxophone), Kira Lee (violin), and Jeff Taylor (marimba)