October 12th, 2018 – Fifth Inversion at CMS

October 12th, 2018 – Fifth Inversion at CMS

Event Date: October 12th, 2018
Event Time: 900am
Event Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver (BC, Canada)

Fifth Inversion presents new works by WWU composition faculty at the 61st College Music Society Conference.

“3×5 Postcard from Bellingham”
Equally diverse in terms of age and impression “3×5, A Postcard from Bellingham” is a collaborative project that highlights new compositions for wind quintet by three composers from the Pacific Northwest. This program celebrates the diversity of age by including works by composers of all ages.

Guggenheim award winner, Roger Briggs’ “Serpents” explores the power and symbolism associated with the mysterious serpent. The serpent is the oldest and most widespread mythological symbol known to humankind often representing the dual relationship between good and evil.

Dr. Lesley Sommer’s work entitled “Grabber” brings us back to an earlier time in history by focusing on a poem from the 17th century which reflects upon the human condition. Excerpts from the poem “Batter My Heart” by John Donne are narrated within the work, expressing the deep anguish of a soul who wants to be saved by God.

Todd Smith’s “Five as One” is about new life and the revelry of spirit. Its bright, energetic nature highlights the skills of the woodwinds showing their acrobatic abilities.