I. Duet: Speed
II. Trio: Air
Wright, Uchida, Willaims
III. Quartet: Fire
Washington, Uchida, Kurshals, Colton
IV. Duet: Water
V. Quartet: Earth
Wright, Rawe, Way, Kurshals
From the original program: "Shoes for Mud by Capezio and Frederick Freed, Ltd. Adidas sport shoes supplied courtesy of Libco."
The fast and frenetic opening section of Mud gives way to a female trio that floats downstage en pointe. In “Air,” classical vocabulary is interspersed with off-center suspensions lending lightness to the movement and attitude. A sharp, slicing quartet in silence follows. The syncopated movement gives the feeling that everything is happening in fast forward. A lyrical solo segues into the final section with the entrance of a quartet wearing sneakers. “Earth” integrates seemingly incompatible actions - the furious gestures, falls and catches and fluid adagio - into a complex pool of movement.
An excerpt from Section III, performed by Uchida, Washington, Colton and Kurshals.
1. Six Country Dances
Composed by WA Mozart - 1784
2. Divertimento in F Major, K. 13
Composed by WA Mozart - 1772
Musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Ensemble:
Violins: Regis Iandiorio, Ira Lieberman
Viola: Michael Bloom
Cello: Jeanne LeBlanc
Divertimento in F Major, K. 13
Composed by WA Mozart