1918. The Great War ended and the age of perpetual worldwide conflict began.
Old empires fell and new ones arose. And the face of orchestral music was transformed.
The MusicaNova Orchestra takes you through this watershed year with music from Claude Debussy, Hubert Parry, and Sergei Prokofiev, and a world premiere marking the start of the next tumultuous century.
Connor Helms, MusicaNova Composition Fellow:
Squaring the Circle: Sacred Geometry Fugue for Orchestra
From a young age, Phoenix, Arizona-based Connor Helms (b. 1992) was encompassed in an eclectic musical blanket, heavily influenced by a variety of world musics. Click here to meet the composer.
“The first movement in a series of 9 sacred geometry-based fugues, this piece is in ~65 bpm because the interplay of 6 vs 5 is half the ‘sacred secret.'” Read more in the program notes