'Natural History' a high note


(Medford) Mail Tribune video by Jamie Lusch


 

 


Photo by Jim Teece / Britt Festivals

 

The moods of Crater Lake, from the explosive sounds of its creation to the gentle stillness of a winter morning, were evoked in the world premiere of a musical composition called "Natural History."

That's how the Mail Tribune in Medford described the 25-minute piece by composer Michael Gordon performed July 29 and 30, 2016. Staged at the crater's edge, the performance featured the Britt Orchestra, a regional choir, the Chiloquin-based Steiger Butte Drum troupe and brass and percussion students from Southern Oregon University.

The Britt Music & Arts Festival commissioned the composition.

See coverage of the event:

Mail Tribune, Medford: Sounds of Crater Lake: The world premiere of Natural History evokes a sense of place

Herald & News, Klamath Falls: In concert with nature: Crater Lake symphony debuts; more offered today

KOBI-TV: Composition inspired by Crater Lake performed at the national park

KTVL-TV: Britt orchestra and Klamath Tribes combine for Crater Lake concert

Support Crater Lake

The Trust depends on your tax-deductible donations to help students, teachers, and visitors to share in the excitement of this great natural wonder.

Read more

Crater Lake License Plates

For just $20, you can join some 200,000 Oregon residents and show your support for Crater Lake by purchasing a Crater Lake License Plate.

Read more

Contact Us

Email Us:
info@craterlaketrust.org

Write Us:
Crater Lake National Park Trust
PO Box 62
Crater Lake, OR 97604

Call Us:
(541) 770-1179

Find us on Facebook:
Crater Lake National Park Trust

Find us on Twitter:
@CraterLakeTrust

Web Design & Web Development by LVSYS