Bird-Inspired Classical Music Performance
Performance of Pájaros with the Balcones Community Orchestra We invite you to a free concert showcasing Pájaros, Adrienne Inglis’ brand new musical composition for flute and strings based on local bird songs. Please come to one or more of the concerts and spread the word among other nature lovers!
As an avid bird lover, the composer sets some of her favorite bird songs to music in Pájaros for solo flute and strings. The birds featured in this piece nest every spring in the Hill Country of Texas, west of Austin. As daylight turns to dusk, the Bewick’s Wren‘s tuneful song unfolds over an Argentine tango rhythm, accompanied by the Northern Cardinal, Lesser Goldfinch, and Northern Bobwhite. A Red-tailed Hawk startles all the song birds into momentary silence. As they resume their singing, dusk fades into darkness and various insects start their incessant chirping. The mysterious Chuck-will’s-widow sings its mournful call all night long, set here to a Venezuelan pasaje rhythm. When day breaks, the Golden-cheeked Warbler sings its two songs from the treetops to stake out its territory and attract a mate. The Cuban danzón provides the backdrop for its flirtatious tunes.
Concert is free.