Augustine-Inspired Concert in October
Biola to host the world premier of a new song cycle created by composer J.A.C Redford.
On Wednesday, October 26th, Biola University will become host to the world premier of a new song cycle created by renowned composer J.A.C. Redford.
Accomplished in a broad range of musical forms, his compositions range from traditional concert, chamber, and choral music, to film and television scores, as well as music for the theater. Composer for more than three dozen feature films, TV movies and miniseries, Redford’s work has been heard throughout the world in a variety of venues from the family living room to illustrious concert halls.
This time, his work is being brought to Biola’s campus, in the Lansing Recital Hall, located within the Crowell Music Building. The song cycle to be debuted, know as Confessions, is a marriage of music and Augustinian text, preformed by soprano Kate Butler, a celebrated musician in her own right.
The evening also features a performance by Dr. George Boespflug (Director of Biola’s Conservatory of Music) of Mr. Redford’s Via Giosa, a piece commissioned by Dr. Bloespflug, and dedicated to Dr. Clyde Cook. Dr. Bloespflug will perform the piece on tour throughout China during this upcoming year.
This free event is sponsored by the Torrey Honors Institute, and is hosted by the Biola Conservatory of Music.
Following the concert, a discussion of the work and performance will be held in the Biola Café Banquet Room. Join Biola University, the Conservatory of Music, and the Torrey Honors Institute at 8:15 pm in the evening to enjoy this magnificent showcase of world-class musicianship.