Lana Norris reviews the premiere performance of ‘Raíces Jarochos,’ vibraphonist and composer Patricia Brennan’s musical love letter to her Mexican home town, presented at National Sawdust in December.
About Lana Norris
Lana Norris is a music journalist and collaborative pianist with a background in sacred music and religious studies. She brings an interest in diplomacy to her dedication to contemporary concert music.
Entries by Lana Norris
Composer Craig Shepard talks to Lana Norris about ‘Broken Silence,’ a new composition intended to foster dialogue and healing in the wake of sexual-abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.
Celebrating ‘Appalachian Spring’ at 75 could have made for a squirmy occasion; instead, Lana Norris asserts, the Martha Graham Dance Company and Peak Performances aroused hope through a smart new pairing.
Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble, presented by Sacred Music in a Sacred Space and reviewed by Lana Norris, presented a vocal program that illuminated the parallel and entwined sacred journeys of the earth and human beings.
Reviewing the latest concert in a new series presented by MATA, Lana Norris ponders the potential for sacred music to emphasize not only creativity, but also dialogue and awareness.