Ron Barron will give the world premiere of “Situation Update,” a new work by Peabody trombone faculty member David Fetter for tenor trombone and piano, in a recital of American music on March 8 in Hamilton, Massachusetts, with pianist Larry Wallach. The program will feature “Songs of the Sun” by Eric Ewazen, with Ewazen at the piano, and classics by Alec Wilder, Leonard Bernstein and Herbert Clarke. Cornetist Alan Dean will also perform. Barron is retired Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The concert is at 3:00 p.m. in the Richmond Congregational Church, 1515 State Road-Route 41, in Richmond, Massachusetts. Donations will be accepted for the local Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund.
“Situation Update” is in three movements. In the first, the Devil dances. His work is done for him, as humanity self-destructs on its own. The melancholy second movement offers deceptive comfort. The third is a spirited march off the cliff. An art song fills a lull, but it is trampled by more humans.