Covid-19: Three Years Later
Three years ago, the world changed. The way we moved around in society. The way we engaged with our family, our friends. The way we shopped for groceries, the way we went to work – all of it changed. The way we heard and absorbed and experienced music changed, too.
This week on Arizona Encore, we’ll explore the lingering effects of Covid-19 on our lives, along with the Catalyst Quartet, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, and the Phoenix Chorale. You’ll hear a gorgeous new choral piece by Kira Rugen inspired by the myth of the phoenix – a piece about rising up and starting all over again. Plus, a song cycle Jake Heggie was commissioned to write about identifying all the things we missed during Covid-19. And, we’ll spend time with the young musicians participating in the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s incredible Native American Composer Apprentice Project program, now in its 22nd year.