Demetrius Spaneas: becoming (90th anniversary commission)
Plus works by Leonard Bernstein, Gwyneth Walker, and Kevin Siegfried
With professional orchestra & piano
About the Concert
Andover Choral Society concludes its 90th season with the world premiere performance of becoming by Andover-based composer Demetrius Spaneas. Commissioned by the Andover Choral Society, this work concludes the season-long exploration of the Creation story and some of mankind’s oldest questions: Who are we? Where did we come from? Why are we here? Drawing on texts from ancient Indian Hinduism, Greek and Roman mythology, Sufi mysticism, and the Book of Genesis, Spaneas explores the idea of creation as a spiritual evolution of humankind as well as our relationship with our world and all of creation.
This concert will also include works by other composers with local connections, including Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), world renowned composer and conductor from Lawrence; Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969), composer, professor at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Andover resident; and Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947), composer of over 300 works and a graduate of Phillips Academy.