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It's a Premiere by award-winning composer Scott Perkins on Performance Upstate, 04/26/21

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In additional to several festival performances, this program (pgm 4) includes the premiere of award-winning composer Scott Perkins' new work, commissioned especially for the congregation and musicians of Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY.  Here's what Third Presbyterian's Music Director Peter DuBois said about the work.

From Generation to Generation is a “psalm cycle” drawing from the Psalter that tells a story of praise and faith through the generations. As such, it calls for intergenerational musical forces: a junior choir, a youth choir, and an adult choir, in addition to a mezzo-soprano soloist who serves as a narrator, plus organ and orchestra. The eleven movements are grouped into four themed sections: how we praise God, how we ask for forgiveness and guidance, how we love and are loved by God, and how we understand the eternity of God’s love and faithfulness.

Anon  Codex:   from "The Panther and the Rose"  (Pegasus Early Music) 
Perkins:    From Generation to Generation: A Celebration through Psalms  (Premiere performance) (Megan Graves & Caroline Nielson, ms; Third Presbyterian Chancel Choir, Junior Choir, Covenant Singers, Orchestra, Peter DuBois, dir) 
Dvorak:  Slavonic Dances 1,5,7 Op. 72 for pianos (Robert Weirich, Aaron Wunsch, p; Skaneateles Festival) 
Marquez:   Danza del Mediodia  (Dorian Wind Quintet; Skaneateles Festival)
G. F. Handel:  "Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise"  (Musica Spei  REMF w/ Juli Elliot, s; Deb Fox, lute; Molly Werts McDonald, v) 
Julia Adolph: Star-Crossed Signals  (Verona Quartet; Geneva Music Festival)
Clara Wieck:   Three Romances for Violin and Piano  (Stefan Jackiw, v; Elinor Freer, p; Skaneateles Festival) 
Brahms:    Sonatensatz for Violin and Piano (Stefan Jackiw, v; Elinor Freer, p; Skaneateles Festival) 
Various composers:   from "The Panther and the Rose" (Pegasus Early Music)