San Diego Symphony 2021 To The Earth Festival. Text reads 'To The Earth: A Day in the Life of the Earth'. Images of birds soaring over mountains, rushing water, and a mountain reflected in a lake in twilight.

San Diego Symphony
Steven Schick, festival curator, conductor and performer
Rafael Payare, conductor (Haydn Symphonies No. 6-8)

MORNING: BIRDS AND LIGHT
Livestreams Friday, June 18, 2021, 7pm PDST

HAYDN: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Le Matin (Morning)
MESSIAEN: Le merle noir (The Blackbird)
MISSY MAZZOLI: The Sound of Light
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS songbirdsongs (Excerpts)

Poetry by JOY HARJO and JOHN HAINES

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NOON: THE RUSH OF WATER
Livestreams Wednesday, June 23, 7pm PDST

DEBUSSY: Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun" (arr. Sachs/Schoenberg)
GABRIELA ORTIZ: Vitrales de ambar (Stained Glasses of Amber)
TAN DUN: Water Music for Percussion Ensemble (Excerpts)
HAYDN: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Le Midi (Noon)

Poetry by AMANDA GORMAN and MONICA SANCHEZ ESCUER

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EVENING: THE EARTH RESTS
Livestreams Friday, June 25, 2021, 7pm PDST

OSVALDO GOLIJOV: Mariel
L. BOULANGER: D’un soir triste (Of a Sad Evening)
HAYDN: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Le Soir (Evening)
FREDERIC RZEWSKI: To the Earth for Speaking Percussionist (Text: Homeric Hymn)

Poetry by WENDELL BERRY and GILL SOTU (world premiere; SDSO commission)