Featuring music by Joshua Kohl, György Kurtág, Philip Scheussler, & Dan Viscontiwith guest narrator Howard Pollack
AURA hitchhikes to the Bronx, traveling through a multitude of styles and weather patterns along the way. The blues, banjo, and pop music are all explored in Dan Visconti’s “Hitchhiker’s Tales” for string quintet, as are a variety of weather patterns via an ancient mythological creature in Philip Scheussler’s “Hymn for the Arc Harvester” for the full ensemble. We will reference works by Bach, Bartok, and Debussy in György Kurtág’s “Bagatelles, Op. 14/d”, for flute, double bass, and piano and will experience Joshua Kohl’s “My Bronx”, a collection of short works based on poems written by his father, Herbert R. Kohl. This charming work details the author’s experiences as a child in the Bronx in the 1940s and will be narrated by UH faculty musicologist Howard Pollack, who originally hails from NYC.