• Isabella Steward Garner Museum (map)
  • 25 Evans Way
  • Boston, MA, 02115
  • United States

Anchored by John Adams’ ecstatic, larger-than-life “Shaker Loops,” this program revels in visionary works by American composers - beginning with Jessie Montgomery’s bright “Starburst.” Julia Perry’s rarely-heard “Stabat Mater” wrenches the program into darkness with a bleak and bitter vision of Mary and her dying son. The Taylor-Perkinson Sinfonietta, also largely unknown, is a visceral work from a composer who embraced classical, jazz, and popular music.

Jessie Montgomery


John Adams

Shaker Loops

Julia Perry

Stabat Mater

Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson

Sinfonietta No. 1