The Arc in the Sky

CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON conductor

Program:
KILE SMITH: The Arc in the Sky

Poetry beyond the horizon—Kile Smith, composer of the VAE’s stunning Canticle, returns with a relevatory masterpiece The Arc in the Sky, inspired by words of Robert Lax, gets its Cincinnati premiere by Craig Hella Johnson and the VAE. Lax, a close friend of Trappist monk Thomas Merton, was named “one of the great original voices of our times” by American icon Jack Kerouac. That voice rises and converges on meaning and emotion in Smith’s powerful new work.

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