Composer's Studio

Deep Faith in the Face of Adversity - Jesse Ayers

May 24, 2020 Jesse Ayers in conversation with Amy Scurria and Tarik Ghiradella Season 1 Episode 9
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Deep Faith in the Face of Adversity - Jesse Ayers
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Composer's Studio
Deep Faith in the Face of Adversity - Jesse Ayers
May 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
Jesse Ayers in conversation with Amy Scurria and Tarik Ghiradella

On the Composer’s Studio this week, Tarik and Amy take a deep dive into composer Jesse Ayers’ opera Beneath Suspicion, based on historical accounts of the friendship between two abolitionist women in Virginia during the civil war–one an emancipated slave, the other a white former slave owner. Their powerful story encourages us to have faith in the face of adversity, choose right in the face of opposition, and to lean into one’s destiny even when that destiny involves great risk. Closing with Jericho, an epic tour de force of percussion and brass, we are left triumphant and optimistic about the future we are planning to build together.

Show Notes

On the Composer’s Studio this week, Tarik and Amy take a deep dive into composer Jesse Ayers’ opera Beneath Suspicion, based on historical accounts of the friendship between two abolitionist women in Virginia during the civil war–one an emancipated slave, the other a white former slave owner. Their powerful story encourages us to have faith in the face of adversity, choose right in the face of opposition, and to lean into one’s destiny even when that destiny involves great risk. Closing with Jericho, an epic tour de force of percussion and brass, we are left triumphant and optimistic about the future we are planning to build together.