For Danika Lorén the music is about human connection that surpasses distance and time. (Photo Provided)
“I actually first learned this cycle with Mark Turner accompanying me when I was in my late teens. Every time I perform it, it feels more and more like me,” says Lorèn. “These pieces bring me comfort and I believe in what they are saying. That there is an eternal quality to relationships, we carry the memory of each other. That they live on.”
Liszt’s Les Préludes, S. 97 and Tailleferre’s Petite Suite pour Orchestra round out the program with the composers’ look at life, death and our journey as human beings on this earth. Ellis says this concert, and playing in an orchestra is a great metaphor for life.
“We are all trying to be heard, achieve our goals, reach another level but, we are also here to listen, to communicate and to make sure everybody has the same right to express themselves,” explains Ellis. “I feel this music is the basis of what we hope our society will be. It gives us hope for the future and I know the audience will sense it. That they will leave the concert hall excited for the SSO’s next great adventure.”