Introducing "Listen to the Silence" by Frank Ticheli

Introducing "Listen to the Silence" by Frank Ticheli

March 18, 2024

  • March 18, 2024

Introducing "Listen to the Silence" by Frank Ticheli

We are thrilled to unveil a captivating addition to our upcoming concert on June 1st, Listen to the Silence by Frank Ticheli!

Ticheli shares, "An a cappella work for mixed choir, Listen to the Silence was composed late in the summer of 2023 during a composer residency at the MacDowell Colony, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The poem portrays silence as an aspect of nature’s beauty, drawing attention to natural images that make little or no sound—the sky, moonlight, a colorful sunset, falling snow, breezes wafting through the trees. Equally influential were the quiet sounds nature sang to me on my morning walks through the woods and meadows, and the nearly total silence I experienced all day in my studio at MacDowell.

"I am grateful for the numerous premieres, performances, and recordings this wonderful organization has given me over the years. Our relationship began near the dawn of the new millennium when I composed my first choral work for them, There Will Be Rest. Decades later, they continue to be a source of great personal joy and inspiration."

We are honored to present the world-premiere performance of Listen to the Silence, under the masterful direction of Robert Istad, Artistic Director. This momentous occasion will take place at the illustrious Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California, on June 1, 2024. We can't wait to share this special moment with you!