Lynn Schugren, piano
Preludes by Alexis Alrich, Eleanor Armer, Molly Axtmann, Jake Collins, Jerry Grant, Robert Greenberg, Durwynne Hsieh, Dennis Lauderdale, Bruce Nalezny, and Mark Vance
The Sierra Prelude Project is a series of ten preludes for solo piano, commissioned by pianist Lynn Schugren. Ten California composers have written pieces on the subject of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for this project, with varying titles, from sunrise to forest sounds, desolation at Man’s destruction of the environment to evocative portraits of the mountain’s majesty, from the destruction caused by wildfires to the serenity of a mountain sunset. Each composer has chosen an image evocative of his or her piece which will be projected on a screen on stage, and on the image will also be text chosen by the composer to accompany the image and the music.
As this project is meant not only to present new music but to also raise awareness of the crisis our mountains (and all lands) face, two Nevada County environmental groups, Sierra Streams Institute and South Yuba River Citizen’s League will be represented by images and text projected at intervals between the works being performed. A portion of proceeds from the performances will be given to these environmental groups to help with their efforts.
Composers in the project include Alexis Alrich, Eleanor Armer, Molly Axtmann, Jake Collins, Jerry Grant, Robert Greenberg, Durwynne Hsieh, Dennis Lauderdale, Bruce Nalezny, and Mark Vance. The project will debut in Grass Valley during late summer 2020 through InConcert Sierra, and will be presented at several other venues, including Old First Concerts in San Francisco. It is the goal in presenting this project to give new music a creative voice and to continue to help raise awareness about the health of our environment.
When: Oct 18, 2020 4:00:00 PM to Oct 18, 2020 5:30:00 PMin San Francisco, California
Cost: Donation Based!