Please plan to join The Esoterics for the fourth concert series of our 26th season, as we honor the value and strength of sincerity, or HONESTY. This performance will examine the fragility of our minds that are incessantly bombarded with information, opinion, and pointless words. It will also encourage us to find grounding and peace in accepting the truth, to calm our restless or idle minds, to exercise self-control from speaking deceitfully, to find comfort in the unanswered question, to expect and embrace unavoidable change, to free ourselves from hatred, fear, and blindness, and to place our trust in good thoughts, words, and deeds. Who knows? We might also tell you an elaborate lie.
Singing texts from a wide variety of sources, including the ancient Greek Aethonians, the Dhammapada, the Tao te ching, Psalm 34, Brandon Elliott, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kathleen Raine, William Shakespeare, Rabindranath Tagore, Euan Tait, and George Graham Vest, The Esoterics’ HONESTY will feature music by Abbie Betinis, Samantha Fernando, Ted Hearne, Anna-Karin Klockar, Forrest Pierce, Fahad Siadat, Dale Trumbore, Trevor Weston, Julia Wolfe, and four world premiere commissions by this year’s POLYPHONOS winners: David Ho-yi Chan, Katherine Pukinskis, and Scott Senko, as well as a brand-new piece by Michael Bussewitz-Quarm.
The Esoterics will offer three performances of HONESTY.
Please join us as we advocate for the truth in all its forms.