MCO October 21st, 2016 / 8pm Dimenna Center Andrew Seligson
Andrew Seligson is a composer, guitarist, and graduate of Oberlin College. He originally hairs from Kansas City, Kansas, where he studied composition and music direction with Brant Challacombe. At Oberlin, he focused on combining his study of religion and his study of composition, where he wrote and completed a large scale symphonic piece based on epic narrative, as well as the opera titled "Memory" under the tutelage of Matthew Chamberlain and Lewis Nielson. His focus in the world of music is bringing together literature and various styles ranging from rock and roll inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix to orchestral music inspired by the likes of Gabriel Faure and Edward Elgar.
“Memory” is the story of a man and a woman who mysteriously meet in a blissful, serene dream and then, later, come face-to-face in the flesh underneath a majestic spruce – a meeting which turns into several meetings, at different intervals of time. While the woman remembers the dream and the utopian peace it bestowed on her life, the man remains in ignorance, eventually causing a rupture between the two, the healing of which ultimately leads the man to a relationship of greater peace with the world and with his own place in it. Ultimately, “Memory” is a thoughtful, touching, intimate tale about the emotional and spiritual journey of two souls looking for peace in their respective lives.