MUSIC: Sun Jun 2

LGBTQ+ Pride Month gets off to a musical start at CUUC with works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Francis Poulenc, and Samuel Barber, composers from historical periods where social opprobrium, professional censure, familial rejection, and religious alienation often impacted gay and lesbian people. This Sunday’s Offertory serves up a classic bossa nova tune, which invites us to transcend gender in experiencing attraction and yearning. CUUC member Enid Press treats us to one of Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for Clarinet as a Parting Music selection, which rejects the binary polarization of conventional tonality and metric regularity. Elsewhere, CUUC’s Choir is on hand with David Lantz III and Susan Boersma’s “Closer to the Flame.” Read on for programming details.

Gathering Music: Adam Kent, piano
June (Barcarolle), Op. 37, No. 6 ~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Mouvements perpétuels ~ Francis Poulenc

Anthem: CUUC Choir
Closer to the Flame ~ David Lantz III & Susan Boersma
CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas

Excursions, Op. 20: No. 2 In Slow Blues Tempo ~ Samuel Barber

“The Girl/Boy from Ipanema” ~ Antonio Carlos Jobim

Interlude: Enid Blount Press, clarinet
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: III. Très animé ~ Francis Poulenc

Parting Music:
Three Pieces for Clarinet No. 3 ~ Igor Stravinsky – Enid