Hochstein "Spotlight on Faculty": Telos Trio, Rita George Simmons, Flute, Debbie Grohman, Clarinet, Willie La Favor, Piano, performing "Fresh Wind for Our Sails
The Hochstein School of Music, 54 North Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY
The Telos Trio commissioned Cary Ratcliff to write Fresh Wind for Our Sails in 2019. The result is a colorful, evocative, engaging composition that delighted the audience at its premiere. The work is inspired by a century of commitments in the faith community of Rochester, New York, to build a community of justice and peace. With movements titled “Fanfare for the Common Good,” “Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters,” “Eulogy for Lost Ground,” ”Fresh Wind for Our Sails,” and “Until Justice and Peace Embrace,” Ratcliff brilliantly depicts the blowing of fresh wind that inspires and energizes that work, the wails of anguish when ground is lost, and the ringing of bells which call together all who will strive for the common good.