Juventas Ensemble Performs Canta da Sal at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee
04/24/2024 @ 8:00 pm
Canta da Sal, scored for horn, cello and piano, was inspired by initial discussions with hornist Anne Howarthfollowed by Pablo Neruda’s vivid poem Oda a la sal. It is a co-commission of Anne Howarth, the Juventas New Music Ensemble and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and is funded in part by the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Program of the International Horn Society. The Neruda poem eloquently speaks of salt, its connection to the sea and to life, to its song as it is mined and as it moves through the entire chain of life. Salt is both necessary for life, and can destroy it, as in the siege of Carthage, or throughthe malfunction of our own bodies. We laugh and cry and shed salty tears. Salt is within us and of us.