From the Edge to Hope
Runestad’s Earth Symphony
Vivaldi Four Seasons
February 25 – 27, 2022
True Concord Choir, Soloists & Orchestra
Imagine a world without the hanging threat of climate crisis.
The past year and a half have exposed many issues that humans are dealing with, but composer Jake Runestad asks, “What is the most pressing, most urgent issue of our time? Climate change.”
To tackle this, Runestad and poet Todd Boss approach the issue of climate change through the voice of Mother Earth. We are her children; of her but hurting her. The work takes us into her thoughts as she expresses pride in her children’s accomplishments, growth and creation of art. But the smoke-filled heavens, melting ice, rising seas and flooded cities are showing us what we are doing to her.
She and the music ask the question…
What are we going to do now?
The program also includes music from around the globe that speaks to the need for our care of the world, and the hope for renewal through the universal language of music.
“True Concord Voices & Orchestra has created something truly spectacular…”
Arizona Daily Star