WORLD PREMIERE: TWINGE by Jon Magnussen

Award-winning Haven Trio performs new music inspired by survival stories of Indonesian tsunami

Photo courtesy of Haven Trio

Photo courtesy of Haven Trio

Part of our free Bancroft Family Concert Series, Haven Trio’s WORLD PREMIERE of Jon Magnussen’s TWINGE, songs inspired by survival tales of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami, takes place on Saturday, November 12.  Held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas 75201), the program begins at 3 p.m. with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. The concert is FREE TO THE PUBLIC with no tickets required. PLEASE NOTE: the multimedia performance includes tsunami-related imagery which may contain strong thematic elements. Audience discretion is advised, particularly for families with young children.

Haven Trio (Professor of Clarinet at University of North Texas Kimberly Cole Luevano, soprano Lindsay Kesselman, and pianist Midori Koga) and Magnussen received a grant from Chamber Music America to commission the composer to write the piece for the trio. Several years before, Magnussen had read Barry Bearak’s New York Times magazine article “The Day the Sea Came” about the stories of survivors of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami.  He was so moved that he knew he would someday set the stories to music: this has become TWINGE.