Sound Planet

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Sound Planet

Rowan Wind Ensemble: Sound Planet, Part 2

March 7th • 8pm • Pfleeger Concert Hall

Under the direction of Joseph Higgins, the Wind Ensemble presents Sound Planet, Part 2: High Water Rising, the second of two concerts exploring environmental sustainability and ecological crises. The program opens with "Profanation" from Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, based on the biblical story of Jeremiah and a prophet’s warning of the coming destruction of Jerusalem, not unlike the dire warnings from climate change experts.

The evening includes the world premiere of a new work by professor Denis DiBlasio, featuring renowned paleontologist/geologist/Dean of Rowan’s School of Earth & Environment (and a drum set player!) Kenneth Lacovara, and then explores the consequences of rising sea levels with Sally Lamb McCune’s "High Water Rising" and new music from Icelandic composers Björk, Sigur Rós, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments in the lobby, immediately after the performance, as we gather to continue this important conversation about climate action.

Presented as part of the Department of Music's Untold Stories: Truth & Music series.

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