Symphony Tacoma creates virtual musical collage of Mozart-inspired works by students

Posted on: January 19, 2021

In February, Symphony Tacoma will present the virtual premiere of new works inspired by the “Lux Aeterna” movement of Mozart’s Requiem, written in collaboration with thirteen local students age 10 to 17. The “musical collage” will be streamed on Symphony Tacoma’s YouTube channel at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, February 6, 2021 and feature eight Symphony Tacoma musicians and the students, as well as participants from Tacoma Youth Chorus and University Place Presbyterian Church’s Alleluia Singers children’s choir. Preceding the premiere at 6:30 p.m. PT will be a Facebook Live conversation with the creative team facilitated by Symphony Tacoma Music Director Sarah Ioannides, who is producer of the project. Students submitted music, lyrics, drawings, and poetry that reflected their interpretation of “eternal light,” and the submissions were woven into a new audio and visual composition. Ioannides’s collaborators on the project included orchestrator/arrangers Kim Scharnberg and Will Scharnberg, who edited and mixed the instrumental and vocal submissions, and filmmaker Fernanda Lamuño Cavanas.