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World Premiere of Pierre Jalbert's In Terra at Carnegie Hall

Oct. 04, 2016

World Premiere of Pierre Jalbert's <em>In Terra</em> at Carnegie Hall

Pierre Jalbert’s new orchestral work In Terra receives its world premiere with the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Larry Rachleff at Carnegie Hall on October 28. The orchestra hails from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where Jalbert is a professor of composition and theory.

Jalbert has written several works for colleagues at Rice University over the last twenty years, and In Terra address the “layers of history” within the institution. The composer states:

The idea of layers of history also conjured the various epochs and layers within the earth’s crust and the sometimes slow, sometimes violent changes that take place over time. These layers are represented musically by various motives in the piece that are stacked upon each other towards the end of the work. This is an idea I used in a previous work, Strata, and a third piece will be added based on the same premise.

Following the premiere, Rachleff leads the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in two performances of the work on June 16 and 17.

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Pierre Jalbert
In Terra (2016)
for orchestra

Strata (2015)
for orchestra