A Thousand Cranes

Christopher Theofanidis’ Second Symphony for strings and harp
Past event (2015)

This residency, held in collaboration with the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, brings ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra) and harpist Sivan Magen to Putney to prepare Chris Theofanidis’ new work A Thousand Cranes for its world premiere on the Nasher’s Soundings series.

Inspired by the power of a child’s innocence to transcend human tragedy, Theofanidis’ work forms the cornerstone of a program that includes works by Jörg Widmann, Philippe Hersant, and Johann Sebastian Bach, reflecting both the human desire to harness unattainable power and the limitless power of human expression. 

This preview performance is presented free-of-charge to the community in celebration of the reopening of Next Stage, a performing arts center in Putney, Vermont. Now fully accessible with an elevator, Next Stage is joining Yellow Barn and other Putney organizations in ensuring the vital role of the arts in our town, for all members of the community without restriction. We are proud to present the first event in their beautiful new space.

Preview Performance

Thursday, December 10 | 8:00pm
Theofanidis, Widmann, Hersant, and Bach