Emergent Universe
FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple


Inspired by Brian Swimme’s and Mary Evelyn Tucker’s epic, Emmy Award winning film, Journey of the Universe (2011), the Oratorio weaves together chorus, vocal soloists, and orchestra with an original libretto that tells the story of our planet’s 13.8 billion year evolution, from the “big bang” to the present day. At its heart the Oratorio pays homage to paleontologist and philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s belief that the fate of the Earth depends upon the evolution of a “global human consciousness” that recognizes the need to protect and nurture our planet. BlueWater is excited to be part of this evocative world premiere.


Cleveland Classical: BlueWater + Cleveland Chamber Choir: the phone call from Carlton Woods to Scott MacPherson

Last year, Carlton Woods was scheduled to conduct the first joint performance between his BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and Scott MacPherson’s Cleveland Chamber Choir. But when Woods fell ill, he called MacPherson (left), who stepped in to lead that concert — the premiere of Sam Guarnaccia’s Emergent Universe Oratorio at the Maltz Performing Arts Center...... Read More


Scott MacPherson

Scott MacPherson

Scott MacPherson and the Cleveland Chamber Choir combine forces with BlueWater in its first program of major choral works. The festive Ascension Oratorio contrasts with Corigliano’s introspective cantata, set to a poem by Dylan Thomas. Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances for orchestra unites the two vocal masterpieces.

Cleveland Chamber Choir
Scott MacPherson, Conductor

Bach: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Ascension Oratorio) BWV 11
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
Corigliano: Fern Hill


Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church
3630 Fairmount Boulevard, Shaker Heights

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3 PM
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
Baldwin Wallace University

Advanced Ticket Sales – May 19, 2018 Concert

Advanced Ticket Sales – May 20, 2018 Concert